Engaging with employability: pathways to post study work

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06 November 2017

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In September, Julie Allen (Director of Policy and Services) and I attended the AGCAS (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services) Annual Conference 2017 at The University of Nottingham. We ran an interactive one-hour workshop on Post study wor...

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The PG Cert in International Student Advice and Support – more fun than it looks!

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04 October 2017

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Daniel Tasker graduated from the PG Cert in International Student Advice and Support in 2017. He talked to UKCISA about his experience and what he has gained from the course. He offers an insight into what it’s like to study and work full-time ...

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Nottingham PG Cert ISAS - the domino effect

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18 September 2017

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Ally Layton-Bennett worked as International Student Support Officer at York St John University. Ally graduated from the PG Certificate in International Student Advice and Support in 2016.  Here, Ally talks about her reasons for ta...

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Day 3: research into wellbeing needs of international students and exploring what next for Tier 4 policy

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30 June 2017

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A spot of early morning yoga eased us into the final day of conference 2017.  Final sessions included a reality check of the net migration numbers, cultivating student entrepreneurs, reducing your refusal rate and integration and inclusion on ca...

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Day 2: a wealth of learning, mindfulness and EU panel discussion

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30 June 2017

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Fully into conference mode with six hours of sessions throughout the day after a guided walk around campus. Lots of learning – made more manageable with a mindfulness session in the middle! Massive thank you to all our members who delivered ...

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Day 1: Future challenges, concerns and opportunities, cream teas and trophies

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29 June 2017

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We welcomed more than 390 delegates to UKCISA 2017 in Exeter yesterday. Always lovely to watch our delegates reconnect with old friends and make new contacts. Our newcomers welcome was highly attended with a number of colleagues learning top tips ...

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Healthy organisations need complaints!

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10 May 2017

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 On Monday 8 May I attended the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) Annual Open Meeting where Higher Education staff were given the opportunity to quiz senior OIA staff and hear from five students about their experiences in student union...

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From a weighty tome to a personalised, accessible tool

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01 March 2017

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Christian Adams at Imperial College London took part in our online manual focus group in January to test our new members’ tool. We spoke with him afterwards to get his views. What’s your history with the print version of the manual? "I&...

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Look for the red sock - read our research report!

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19 January 2017

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At a public talk at the LSE in November 2016, Richard Reed  – cofounder and former Co-CEO of Innocent Drinks -, shared the advice given to him by sixty-two of the most remarkable individuals of our time (which he has written a book about)....

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The student immigration system today: a point of view

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08 December 2016

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At the Westminster Higher Education Forum on 29 November 2016, Marianne Davies, UKCISA Board member and Head of Immigration Services at the University of Warwick spoke about the evolution of current student immigration policies and offered ...

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