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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Enhancing the international student experience – a UUK, UUKi and UKCISA event

Blog for members
16 November 2018

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Continuing our 50th celebrations in the week of International Students’ Day, this event gave delegates the opportunity to share experiences, challenges and insights into international student experience. We heard examples from Anders Hagstr&ou...

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Student banking in 2018

Blog for students
12 September 2018

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Exactly ten years ago, the financial crisis brought sweeping changes to personal banking in the UK. As someone who has just moved to the UK in 2018, do you really need to open a UK bank account? And is opening an account as difficult as people say?&n...

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HOSTUK: a unique cultural experience for international students – join today

Blog for members
10 August 2018

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While our UKCISA members are finalising orientation and welcome week plans, we spoke to colleagues about using short stays with families to support, and promote, international student experience in their universities. Polly Penter, International Stu...

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Day 3: reflections on the past and challenges for the future

Blog for members
29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. After two intensive days of debate on current issues, concerns and opportunities, early morning yoga eased us in to the fina...

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Day 2: changing lives for good - as a collective

Blog for members
29 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Packed with 30 parallel sessions, delegates had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, from a 3-hour cross-cultur...

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Day 1: what it’s like to be an international student in the UK in 2018

Blog for members
28 June 2018

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Couldn’t make it to conference this year? Read an overview of each day below by Web and Comms Manager, Jane Woodley. Out of a UKCISA-record-breaking 460 delegates, nearly a quarter are new this year. We kicked off our 50th anniversary conferen...

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News from Chief Executive - May

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Dear member International students – in the news Quite probably on the back of the Windrush saga – and concerns that individuals have been unjustly treated – you may have seen two stories in the press recently concerning intern...

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