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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Evidence to HEC – a critique

From our Chief Executive
05 February 2018

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Over the last month or so, in addition to all the submitting to the Migration Advisory Committee, another body, the Higher Education Commission has been undertaking an Inquiry also relating to international students but this time not specifically (or...

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Blog: A working definition

Blog for students
26 January 2018

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UKCISA Advice and Training Officer Andrew Humphrey looks at the ever-evolving world of work and business -- and the current situation for those who must work within the Tier 4 work conditions. This blog post was published on 26 January 2018. The inf...

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Are there secret Tier 4 rules about money?

Blog for students
26 January 2018

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In the third and final blog in a series, Andrew Humphrey investigates the existence of secret immigration rules. Part 1 looks at rumours and gossip about Tier 4 money, and Part 2 is about misunderstandings of what the Rules and guidance say. This bl...

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Be safe, be aware, be confident! Travelling outside the UK.

Blog for students
13 December 2017

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Planning to travel during the Christmas break?  International Student Advisers Alan Smith and Wenwei Zhou from Kings College London offer some useful tips to make sure that you travel safely. Be safe, be aware, be confident! Your documents &b...

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Changing lives for good

From our Chief Executive
06 December 2017

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Immigration issues There was a modicum of good news in the latest visa statistics (for the year ending end of September) which showed, apparently, an 8% increase in all student visas issued a 6% increase in those issued to universit...

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Engaging with employability: pathways to post study work

Blog for members
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 MAC Inquiry - prepare to submit all the evidence you have

From our Chief Executive
01 November 2017

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There is only one subject I want to cover this month (but an extraordinarily important one) and that is the Inquiry by the Migration Advisory Committee into International Students, to chart out how we, with you, might develop and submit evidence a...

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