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AISA curtailment survey opens

Share your experiences to inform conversations with the Home Office
27 Apr 2023

CEO update: January 2024

An update on UKCISA's ongoing work from our Chief Executive.
01 Feb 2024

Deadline extended: UKCISA Member survey 2023

There's still time to share your views with us
15 Mar 2023

OfS consultation on harassment and sexual misconduct

Share your views to inform UKCISA’s response to the Office for Students consultation
14 Apr 2023

Participate in Jisc’s digital experience study

Jisc is looking for 10 HEIs to participate in a nationwide study
23 Mar 2023

Student questionnaire on increase to visa fees and Immigration Health Surcharge

As a current or recent international student, share your views on the impact this increase may have on you
18 Sep 2023

Student update: participate in Erasmus Student Network’s survey

Erasmus Student Network is looking for students to participate in a survey on mobility experiences and preconceptions
21 Jun 2023

Student update: take part in Erasmus Student Network UK’s survey

Erasmus Student Network UK is looking for students to participate in a survey on international student perspectives
25 May 2023

Student update: take part in PhD research

Share your views for the chance to win a £25 gift voucher
02 May 2023

Student update: take part in PhD research

Share your views for the chance to win a £10 gift voucher
26 May 2023

Summary of UKVI and Home Office comments during UKCISA Conference 2023

UKCISA has collated comments given by Home Office and UKVI colleagues and summarised them for members
06 Jul 2023

UK government announce increases to visa fees

UK visa fees are set to increase as of 4 October 2023
18 Sep 2023

UKCISA sign joint letter to FCDO on ATAS delays

We analysed the results from the recent ATAS survey and signed a joint letter to the FCDO on ATAS delays
13 Mar 2023

Whatuni call for institutions to collect international student reviews

Download the Whatuni playbook for guidance on how to run a successful review collection campaign at your institution.
08 Feb 2024

Best practice and key learning points from our latest student experience seminar

Our highly successful Manchester Members’ Seminar took place on 13 February with almost 80 members in attendance.  The seminar featured five presentations about international student experi...
20 Feb 2018

Calling EU students to support NHS research on Immigration Health Surcharge

For the attention of EU Students! From early 2022, you may be eligible for a reimbursement of the Immigration Health Surcharge if you have paid this fee as part of a visa application to study in the ...
14 Oct 2021

Challenging mental health myths for international students

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, particularly during these times of uncertainly ...
17 May 2016

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

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, suppo...
14 Dec 2018

COVID-19 will leave institutions as winners or losers - blog from Wahida Ashiq, founder of Great British Mag

The following is a guest blog post from Wahida Ashiq, the founder of Great British Mag - a digital magazine for international students in the UK. Covid-19 will leave institutions as winners or loser...
24 Apr 2020

February: Annual Conference update, work visa scams and Scottish Affairs Committee report into Post Study Work

Dear member   Students in the news There have been two desperately depressing incidents in the press this month - which just go to remind us that whilst the vast majority of international stud...
19 Feb 2016

Growing Global Education report: reiterating importance of clear and persuasive messaging to international students

The long awaited Augar review of post 18 education was finally published last week, with the UK education sector and media poring over its wide-ranging recommendations. But in all the debate around FE...
06 Jun 2019

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

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 famili...
29 Jan 2019

Improving access to university counselling services for international students

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 ‘reachi...
21 Jan 2019

London members’ seminar: best practice and findings about international student experience

More than 80 of our members joined our international student experience seminar on 12 April in London.  We were joined by Yinbo Yu, International Students’ Officer at NUS. He spoke enthusiastica...
19 Apr 2018

Members' March news

Dear members, I delayed writing this month until we had had the latest meeting with the Home Office (and you’d had a bit of a break) so let me start with some ‘highlights’ from that...
30 Mar 2016

Moving to the UK was like moving to Mars: navigating culture shock

Written by Wahida Ashiq, Founder of Great British Mag. The UK’s only weekly, digital magazine for international students.An international student once explained to me that moving to the UK felt ...
25 Sep 2019

October blog from Chief Executive

‘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 ...
20 Oct 2016

Our Chief Exec’s thoughts on the reintroduction of a post study work visa

It’s been a tumultuous week since we received the news that the government was reintroducing a competitive post study work visa for international students. The sector has been united in campaigning ...
19 Sep 2019

Student perspectives on UKCISA Conference 2021

Taking a look back with the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassadors on their experience and reflections of participating in the UKCISA Conference 2021.
08 Sep 2021

The Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-30

Australia has set out an international education strategy to encourage more students to study in their nation.
09 Mar 2022

The importance of engaging international students

On International Students' Day, the OfS’s Student Engagement Manager, Ben Hunt, highlights issues faced by international students, and the importance of listening to their voices.
22 Nov 2022

University mental health day: a round up of useful resources for institutions

1 in 4 students experience mental health issues in the UK, according to a survey of students by YouGov. For international students, being away from home, experiencing a different culture and possibly ...
28 Feb 2018

How much are ‘overseas’ fees?

'Overseas' fees can range from £3,500 to about £18,000 per year depending on the institution, the level of your course, and the type of course. The fee will probably increase each year by ...
31 Jan 2018


Anne Marie Graham, Chief Executive, UKCISA Anne Marie joined UKCISA in 2019 from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, where she was Director of Chevening, the Foreign & Commonwealth Of...
16 Nov 2022

Conference 2018 session presentations

08 Feb 2019
Annual Conference 2018

EAG meeting notes for members: 3 May and 30 July

07 Aug 2019
Education Advisory Group

UKCISA/AoC FE International Network

10 Jul 2017
Practitioner networks