If you have experienced excellent support or advice during your time at Warwick, please consider nominating the individual officer, University staff member or team that helped you.
Nominations are now open for the NUS Internationalisation Awards, sponsored by UKCISA. Each year dedicated Students Union officers and university advisers go the extra mile in improving the lives of international students studying in the UK. This is a chance to reward best practice within universities and unions and recognise some of the hard work that is put into supporting international students. The categories this year are:
- International Student Officer of the Year
- International Student of the Year
- Internationalised Students’ Union of the Year
- International Student Adviser of the Year
- Innovation in Internationalizing the Student Experience
- Excellence in International Student Support
Details have just been announced of a super priority visa service which will allow frequent travellers from India to have their visas processed in just one day.
In December 2012, the Home Secretary, Ms Teresa May, spoke about changes to the Immigration Rules which would allow PhD graduates to apply for a further 12 months' leave to remain in the UK with permission to work. She also said that 1000 additional places would be created for MBA graduates to remain in the UK for 12-24 months under the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme.
Further details about these changes were announced yesterday in a UKBA briefing to sector representatives at Universities UK in London. The changes will come into effect in April 2013.
Spring newsletter 2013
In this issue: One World Week at Warwick, Registering with the Police, Family fun, Fancy a day out?, Welcome...old and new, Just the ticket, Making up the UK, Volunteering - can you spare some time?, Advance notice of a Microsoft deal and Immigration update
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In a speech today, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced that from April 2013, international PhD graduates would be permitted to remain in the UK for a year. Mrs May said: 'In future, all PhD students who have completed their studies will be allowed to stay here for longer to find skilled work or set up as an entrepreneur within the rules. From April, all such students will be allowed to stay in Britain for twelve months after they have completed their PhD before having to find a job or start a business'.
She also said that the Government wanted to 'build on to build on the principle of appealing to exceptionally talented people, so I intend to add a further 1,000 places a year for MBA graduates who want to stay in Britain and start up businesses'. It is not yet known if this will be applied to MBA graduates from all institutions.
Christmas newsletter 2012
In this issue: Christmas closedown at Warwick, Christmas Supper and trip, Christmas Programme, Immigration advice, Travelling and Emergencies
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Student visa applications made in India from 1 November 2012 must be accompanied by a valid tuberculosis (TB) clearance certificate for visas longer than 6 months. You do not need a TB clearance certificate if you are coming to the UK on a 6 month student visitor visa.
Autumn newsletter 2012
In this issue: Why your views matter, Destination UK, Helpful banking tips, Immigration advice, HOST, Sounds Fantastic, Develop your skills at Warwick, Atishoo Atishoo, Studying Abroad, Creating Confidence, Any problems?
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From 15 October 2012 Syrian nationals with temporary permission to stay in the UK will have more ways to extend their stay in the UK.
If you are a Syrian national and your permission to stay in the UK (leave to remain) is about to expire, or has expired in the last 28 days, and you wish to stay in the UK there are now some new options available to you. This concession applies only until 15 March 2013.
If you are a returning student with a Police Registration Certificate (PRC) who has moved to a new address you will need to see the police to update your PRC. There are appointments available to see both West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police to do this at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/policeregistration . Sign up soon while appointments are still available.
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