Recordings of UKCISA Fest 2021 Facebook Live sessions are now available below. Please share with your students.
What to do when things go wrong?
The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA) is an independent organisation which support students who have experienced a problem at their institution that has not been resolved. You can find out about the process of submitting a complaint and hear case studies of international students who have been through the process. You may never need to use their services, but it’s important for all students to know that this service is available for you if you need it.
“Things I wish I had known earlier!” - General Advice for International Students
Did you know that UKCISA’s website gives information on lots of topics for international students? This includes visas and immigration, work during and after studies, home or overseas fee status regulations and sources of funding. In addition, UKCISA also operates a free and confidential Student Advice Line on weekdays. Join this session to hear from our very own Advice and Training Officer about things you should know as an international student!
Graduate Route, and other Post-Study Work Opportunities
The Graduate Route launched in summer 2021. It is a new visa that allows graduates to stay and work in the UK, initially for 2 years (3 years for PhD students).
This session breaks down how the Graduate Route works, who is eligible, and what new work opportunities it could open for you. We will also summarise the separate options for graduates who want to switch straight to a visa for sponsored skilled work or endorsed entrepreneurial activities.