Student route refusals & administrative reviews


  • Date
    23 July 2024
  • Time
    10:00 - 12:30


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This two-part training course focuses on the rules and guidance on refusals and administrative reviews, and how they function within the Student route.

This course will help you to:

  • Explain the responsibilities and limits of your advice role.
  • Recognise a Student route refusal based on general grounds and understand its likely consequences.
  • Identify available options for students when their leave expires, following a refusal.
  • Find the relevant rules and guidance on administrative reviews, including the relevant timescales and requirements.
  • Explain how students apply for administrative reviews, including when an administrative review application can be made and where from.
  • Consider how to support students making administrative reviews and how their immigration status is impacted throughout the stages of an administrative review.

The course will be delivered in two parts. Delegates must attend both sessions:  

  • Session 1: Tuesday 23 July 10.00am – 12.30pm 
  • Session 2: Thursday 25 July 10.00am – 12.30pm 

Who should attend? 

This course is for UKCISA members who have a good understanding of the Student route, and would like to further understand the rules and guidance relating to refusals and administrative reviews. We recommend that those who are unfamiliar with Section 3C of the Immigration Act 1971 attend our training course on 5 March 2024 


Deepa Chadha

Deepa 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.

Rachel Hacking

Rachel is currently Senior International Student Adviser at Queen Mary University of London. She has worked as an International Student Adviser in three different institutions, and has been advising students about their immigration options for over 10 years. At Queen Mary, Rachel advises on complex immigration situations, including refusals of permission to enter and permission to stay, and she has substantial experience in helping students to try to challenge incorrect refusals, with some notable successes.

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