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Student immigration: Developing employability and the economy, or a burden on society?
In the May 2011 issue of Phoenix, Yasmina Mallam-Hassam, Chair of the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group, outlined the recent changes to the immigration system and explained how the new rules will affect AGCAS members in their work with international students.




Changes to permission to work for international students

From April 2012, the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Scheme will be closed and 'replaced' by a new provision under Tier 2 Sponsored Skilled Workers. Full details have not yet been announced by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and may not be released until as late as March 2012. The AGCAS Internationaisation Task Group is gathering examples of how all of these proposed changes will affect students, with a view to submitting evidence via Universities UK before April 2012.




New paper highlights impact of permission to work regulations

A briefing paper analysing the implications of the closure of the Tier 1 Post-Study Work Scheme, and also of the new Tier 2 proposals, on universities and businesses in the UK has been published by Universities UK. The paper, Impact analysis of the closure of Tier 1 Post-Study Work Route, was produced following consultation with the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group and university departments throughout the country.




Government releases statement of intent for changes affecting international students

The UK government has released their statement of intent, which outlines the changes they wish to make to the immigration rules around international student work. It is expected that the changes will come into effect on 6th April 2012.




NUS International Survey - final day

Today (21 March 2012) is the final day of the NUS's International Students' Campaign survey, which aims to research the realities and the perceptions international students have about employment in the UK.




Home Office reviews Points Based System

The Home Office Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has issued its review of the Points Based System following a consultation earlier this year to which AGCAS responded on behalf of members.




New guide for employers recruiting international graduates

The AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group has produced a guide to help employers navigate the complexities of recruiting international graduates from UK universities. Recruiting International Graduates - A Guide for Employers provides an overview of the key schemes in place at the time of writing (June 2013).




Update on Tier 2 rules for international students

On 24 March 2016, the immigration minister James Brokenshire announced there would be no amendments to the rules for international students switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 in order to work in the UK after their studies. The statement came in response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)'s review of Tier 2.


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Tiers 2 & 5 of the Points-based System for International Students, Manchester

Thu 08 May 2014

This AGCAS North West regional training session will cover the changes to Tiers 2 & 5 of the points-based system for international students.




Working with International Students, Sheffield

Wed 13 Jun 2012

This North East AGCAS regional training event will provide insights into current issues related to working with international students.




AGR/AGCAS Masterclasses: Practical Guide to Hiring International Students, Manchester

Fri 23 Mar 2012

Get up-to-date with the government's recent statement of intent regarding changes to the employment of non-EEA students from April this year, the impact on employers' selection processes and advice on changes employers may need to make to ensure they are not vulnerable to discrimination claims.




AGR/AGCAS Masterclasses: Practical Guide to hiring International Students, London

Fri 30 Mar 2012

Get up-to-date with the government's recent statement of intent regarding changes to the employment of non-EEA students from April this year, the impact on employers' selection processes and advice on changes employers may need to make to ensure they are not vulnerable to discrimination claims.


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Analysis of the Points Based System

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was commissioned by the government earlier this year to review the Tier 2 codes of practice, which set out the conditions employers must follow when recruiting workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This report presents the MAC's findings and key recommendations.




Skilled Shortage Sensible: Full review of the recommended shortage occupation lists for the UK and Scotland, a sunset clause and the creative occupations

This report presents the findings and recommendations of a review of the shortage occupation lists for the UK and Scotland undertaken by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).




Recruiting International Graduates - A Guide for Employers

This guide has been prepared by the lnternationalisation Task Group, in association with Gya Williams Immigration, to help employers consider recruiting international graduates from UK universities. Its aim is to provide an overview of the key schemes in place in April 2016.




Post-study options and transition routes for international students

UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) has developed a Working After Studies section of their website, which provides an overview of the main immigration categories for work after study, illustrated by case studies of international students supplied by the AGCAS Internationalisation Task Group.




Review of Tier 2

In 2015, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was commissioned to review Tier 2 of the points-based system to address concerns about the rising number of migrants in that route and reliance on them to fill shortages. The review was split into two parts:

Analysis of Salary Thresholds

Balancing migrant selectivity, investment in skills and impacts on UK productivity and competitiveness


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