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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Blog: A working definition

Blog for students
15 November 2017

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UKCISA Advice and Training Officer Andrew Humphrey looks at the ever-evolving world of work and business -- and the almost-never-evolving Tier 4 work conditions that restrict students from taking many types of work and other opportunities. The Centr...

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

Blog for members
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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Your September 2017 update from Dominic Scott

From our Chief Executive
20 September 2017

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Visa delays Probably the most pressing concern over the last month or so has been the very extensive reports of visa delays in a whole range of countries (with much media coverage in Hong Kong and even a petition in India) with large numbers of s...

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Six things you may find different in the UK

Blog for students
06 September 2017

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Welcome to the UK! You’ve made it. You’ve been planning for months and you’re finally here. Amongst all the excitement, you may be finding the UK to be quite different to home and are unsure about some practical things.  We&rs...

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Enjoy the ultimate British experience: spend a day, weekend, or Christmas with a HOST family and embrace this country’s culture

Blog for students
29 August 2017

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Would you like to learn more about the UK and its culture? Do you want to meet friendly people and find a home-away-from-home? One of your options as an international student is to spend some time with a UK family to get a true taste of the country a...

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Are there secret Tier 4 rules about money?

Blog for students
03 August 2017

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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. A PhD s...

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