We’ve been working in the ‘golden age of universities’

Blog for members
14 February 2019

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We held our first members’ seminar of 2019 yesterday. Joined by 80 colleagues from across the sector, it was a day filled with timely reminders about what’s important for international students, how the student landscape is changing and e...

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Investigating the mental health and wellbeing of global access students

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12 February 2019

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In the fourth part of our wellbeing series, we explore the University of Edinburgh’s research into mental health and wellbeing of global access students.   In the first year of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars programme the team no...

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Mindfulness for international students

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04 February 2019

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In the third part of our wellbeing series, we explore Bangor University’s mindfulness project for international students.  Having found that fewer international students than home students were taking part in their Mindfulness sessions, B...

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Importance of food to support international students' transition to the UK

Blog for members
29 January 2019

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We all know about the link between food and wellbeing, but the second in our series focuses on the role food plays in supporting international students to transition to life in the UK. 'Having familiar foods helps settle you in and combat homesickne...

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Student banking. Do you really need a UK bank account? Is opening one difficult?

Blog for students
29 January 2019

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As someone who has just moved to the UK, do you really need to open a UK bank account? And is opening an account as difficult as people say?  Andrew Humphrey investigates. Your first days and weeks in the UK are hectic.  You are starti...

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Improving access to university counselling services for international students

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21 January 2019

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In January and February 2019 we’re focusing on resources to support international students’ wellbeing. The first of our mini series is University of Plymouth’s research ‘reaching out to enhance the wellbeing of international s...

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Facing Blue Monday: resources to support international students’ wellbeing

Blog for members
14 January 2019

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Read the full series of wellbeing blogs at ukcisa.org.uk/student-wellbeing.  Monday 21 January is Blue Monday, a day with the unenviable status of ‘most depressing day of the year’. After a long festive break it’s no surprise ...

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Changing Lives for Good in 2018. A snapshot of the year!

Blog for members
14 December 2018

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With the end of 2018 approaching, we thought we’d take a look back at the activities that took place in our 50th anniversary year. Thanks to all our members who continue to engage with us, support us and have taken part in our celebrations. Co...

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Marcel's EU settlement scheme application

Blog for students
11 December 2018

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Last month, Urszula Domagala gave us her account of applying under the first stage of the EU settlement scheme pilot. Marcel Clusa recently applied under the second stage of the EU settlement scheme pilot, and we are very grateful that he has a...

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My EU settlement application

Blog for students
20 November 2018

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European Union nationals and their family members who want to stay in the UK after (or if)  the UK leaves the European Union will have to apply for immigration permission under the EU settlement scheme. People who can prove they have been in the...

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