Introduction to the Student route


  • Date
    01 May 2024
  • Time
    10:00 - 12:30


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The Student route is part of the points-based visa system specifically for international students who want to study in the UK. This training course offers UKCISA members a general overview of this immigration route and its requirements.

This course will help you to:

  • Identify the main requirements of the Student route, including those necessary to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
  • Recognise the main sponsor duties under the Student route, including compliance duties while sponsoring international students.
  • Discover key resources, relevant support networks, and good practice as a sponsor.
  • Learn about the importance of OISC compliance.

This training can be taken as a stand-alone course or in conjunction with the Student route essentials series to develop your knowledge on specific requirements.

Who should attend?

This is an introductory course for all UKCISA members who work with student visa holders or applicants. It is aimed at those who are new to the Student route. We also welcome staff who are familiar with the Student route and would like a refresher course.


Tema Nwulu

Tema is an Advice & Training Officer. The Advice & Training team specialise in student-related immigration law, fee status and student support legislation, as well as other areas affecting international students such as welfare, hardship, and studying and living in the UK. They provide OISC-compliant advice to members and international students and deliver informative, engaging training to members. Their analysis of UK legislation enables UKCISA to identify issues in law and government materials for lobbying or clarification.

Ros Martin

Ros has worked in the higher education sector for more than 25 years, specifically with international students and the Student route (previously known as Tier 4) since its introduction in 2009. During this time, she has worked in a variety of roles, including recruitment, admissions, student support and compliance within several UK universities as well as working as an Advice & Training Officer at UKCISA and at Penningtons LLP. Since 2015, Ros has advised a number of universities and colleges on international student matters in her role as a Higher Education Consultant.

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