News from Chief Executive - May

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Dear member International students – in the news Quite probably on the back of the Windrush saga – and concerns that individuals have been unjustly treated – you may have seen two stories in the press recently concerning intern...

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Volunteer for Success: local volunteering to change lives for good

Blog for members
26 April 2018

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Following the removal of part time work rights for Tier 4 students in the publicly funded further education sector in 2015, Edinburgh College used a UKCISA grant to launch ‘Volunteer for Success’. This project differentiated between volun...

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London members’ seminar: best practice and findings about international student experience

Blog for members
19 April 2018

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More than 80 of our members joined our international student experience seminar on 12 April in London.  We were joined by Yinbo Yu, International Students’ Officer at NUS. He spoke enthusiastically about the importance of international st...

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University mental health day: a round up of useful resources for institutions

Blog for members
01 March 2018

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1 in 4 students experience mental health issues in the UK, according to a survey of students by YouGov. For international students, being away from home, experiencing a different culture and possibly speaking in a different language can have added pr...

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Why we should talk about how we are: mental health support by students for students

Blog for students
28 February 2018

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University can be a stressful time for many students. Balancing study and social life while trying to figure out your place in the world can be hard when you’re away from your support system. This is particularly pronounced for international...

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Encouraging peace and friendship – changing lives for good

Blog for members
23 February 2018

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International students in Manchester are broadening the horizons of children from the age of five thanks to the International Society’s work in the local community. Their One Love School projects range from introducing secondary schoolchildren ...

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Best practice and key learning points from our latest student experience seminar

Blog for members
20 February 2018

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Our highly successful Manchester Members’ Seminar took place on 13 February with almost 80 members in attendance.  The seminar featured five presentations about international student experience pilot projects and research funded by UKCISA....

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Choosing your accommodation at university

Blog for students
16 February 2018

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Finding somewhere to live at university isn’t easy. There is a lot to consider and a bewildering number of options, from the type of accommodation you choose through to the room types available. Student.com has created this useful guide of all ...

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Changing Lives for Good by Writing Back

Blog for members
14 February 2018

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We spoke to Georgina Binnie, Impact and Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Since 2014 she has led Writing Back, a campaign connecting local students to older residents in Yorkshire. After volunteering in a care home and teaching English s...

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Money-saving and finances for international students

Blog for students
12 February 2018

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When you apply for a Tier 4 visa, you have to show that you have a minimum level of funds to cover the costs of living and studying in the UK. However, the amount of money you actually need when you are here depends on your lifestyle. Once you&rsqu...

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