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Growth in overseas students in the UK

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Student Visas The UK government is aiming to boost their annual exports income from £20bn to £35bn by increasing the number of international students in the UK. However, in return there are no real credible incentives provided for international students. For example, Undergraduate and Masters’ students only get the right to work for 6 months […]

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The Home Office’s new services: What is changing?

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The Home Office is launching their new services in response to applicants’ needs and criticisms. They are introducing new digitalised services for visa applicants called UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS). From 29th November 2018, existing services and enrolment of biometric information at the Post Office or a Premium Service Centre are not available […]

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New changes affect Tier 4 students

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From August 2015, Tier 4 students at publicly funded colleges are no longer allowed to work part-time. From August 2015, Tier 4 students at universities are now permitted to study at the same level if there is a link with the previous course which have been studied before, or if it is confirmed by the […]

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Student union sabbatical officer

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Tier 4 route for a student to take a “full-time, salaried, elected executive position” as a sabbatical officer. The period must be either during the course of their academic studies or in the academic year immediately following graduation Appendix A Paragraph 116(g) This route is also relevant to for individuals elected to office with the […]