Challenging mental health myths for international students

Blog for students
10 October 2017

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Studying and living in a new country, away from your friends and family and potentially speaking a second language can be an extremely distressing time. You may feel isolated, lonely or anxious. You might feel overwhelmed by exam stresses, worried ab...

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Nottingham PG Cert ISAS - the domino effect

Blog for members
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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Plan, practice and prepare: our top tips for exam success

Blog for students
31 March 2017

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‘Exam time;’ a phrase that can instil fear and anxiety in any language!  At UKCISA we know that exam season is a particularly stressful time so we’ve put together some tips to help reduce any anxiety and help you prepare: &nbs...

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The student immigration system today: a point of view

Blog for members
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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November blog from Chief Executive

From our Chief Executive
17 November 2016

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‘A postcard from Delhi’ – and other issues Dear Colleague It has been a pretty frenetic last few weeks with an important meeting of the Home Office’s Education Sector Forum at the end of October - the first chaired...

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Keeping the Passion: Enhancing your Career in Higher Education

Blog for members
24 October 2016

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This month, Lizzie Huckle, UKCISA Board member, Head of International Student Support at Imperial College London and passionate international student advocate offers advice to members on how to get ahead in HE.   I often wonder how I got to wh...

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October blog from Chief Executive

From our Chief Executive
20 October 2016

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‘Welcome students: The government should be doing all it can to attract high-calibre foreign students. Instead it is deterring them with tough visa rules based on false assumptions’ - The Times 13 October Dear colleague I wonder whet...

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Housing tips for international students

Blog for students
13 October 2016

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Unlike the popular perception, the biggest challenge I faced during my years as an international student in the UK was not passing my exams, or even the long hours of study, but finding and renting a room or apartment each year (or sometimes multiple...

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Preparing to go home from the UK

Blog for students
05 October 2016

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It still feels that I arrived in London for my master’s only some days ago and it’s already time to leave. After a productive year filled with challenges, learning and meeting new people, the process of going back seems more difficult tha...

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Read our tips on social life at university

Blog for students
21 September 2016

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You made it! Finally the months long process of finding a university, applying, praying while hitting refresh on the results portal, then finding a place to move and packing your whole life to start a new chapter has come to an end – you are no...

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