Tier 2 cooling-off for University lecturers

Universities who recruit new Tier 2 staff from within the UK can instinctively primarily focus on Resident Labour Market Test (“RLMT”) issues. Some lecturers begin working at a university on a part time basis while they are studying at it, and once their course has completed, they switch immigration category from a Tier 4 visa […]

Tier 2 Applications for Teachers

The start of a new term has many exciting aspects – new members to the teaching staff, is just one of many. We have already begun the application process for the new 2015 new hires our clients within the education sector, for the 2015 – 2016 academic term. Unfortunately, much of the recruitment that our […]

Visa refusal for China expert Miwa Hirono

Poor decision from the Home Office results with Nottingham University losing their academic expert on China It has been reported that the Home Office’s visa refusal to allow a ‘high-flying academic expert on China’, who has advised the UK government, to remain in the UK has been described by one of her colleagues as “pure […]

Bucks New University’s visa licence suspended

Bucks New University’s visa licence suspended The Home Office have issued new Guidance, following the recent suspicion on 9 March 2015 of the sponsor licence held by Buckinghamshire New University, because its application to renew their Highly Trusted Sponsor (“HTS”) status was refused. It seems the Home Office are continuing to adopt the ‘big stick’ […]

International Student Arrival Guide

International Student Arrival Guide Below are 10 Top Tips from Phil Duffy, the Chief Operating Officer at the Immigration Border Force. Phil wrote to us about students arriving in the UK and what they can do to ensure they pass through border control without any problems. As we continue to improve our service and the […]

Academic Immigration Rankings

Academic Immigration Rankings Close to the start of each academic term we turn our attention to both the Academic Immigration Rankings of World Universities and the University Rankings as do our clients in the higher education sector. Undoubtedly the reasons are different but the goal is shared. As the immigration law firm of choice for […]

Immigration Higher Education – Good for the UK

Immigration Higher Education In his interview on Radio 4 yesterday, Lord Heseltine said non-EU students should be left out of official immigration figures to avoid the risk of damaging UK universities. Below is the article by Alan Soady detailed on BBC. His call was backed by Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who said the net […]

Student Migration Statistics

Student Migration Statistics Earlier this summer, the Higher Education Policy Institute, an Oxford-based think tank, carried out a small survey among Conservative candidates of the May 2015 elections, excluding sitting MPs. Despite the sample size, the results were very interesting. We share them with you below to mark the fast approaching start of the new […]