Thursday 21 October 2021

This workshop is being delivered in partnership with British Universities’ International Liaison Association (BUILA) and UK Visas and Immigrations (UKVI), and it is a fantastic opportunity for education agents and school counsellors to learn more about updates in UK Higher Education sector, International student journey in UK universities and Student/Graduate Route Visa application processes.

The workshop will consist of two sessions, separated by a 30 minutes break, and will hold as follows;

Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Time: 11:00am - 02:30pm
(Session one 11:00am - 12:30pm & Session two 01:00pm - 02:30pm)

Registration Link:

Both workshop sessions will include interactive quizzes with opportunities to win scholarships to undertake the British Council Agents and Counsellors training suites.

Session one - UK Higher Education updates and International Student journey through UK university

In this workshop, Ciara Newby, an Executive Board Member of British Universities International Liaison Association (BUILA) will provide insight and guidance on various phases of an international student's journey at a UK university. She will cover Admissions and application processes, support for international students at UK universities, after graduation support and alumni engagement, and advise on best practices for Agents and School Counsellors.

The agenda for session one is:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Overview of Study UK work in supporting Agents and School Counsellors
  • Current situation in the UK
  • Admissions and application process (with interactive quiz)
  • International student support (with interactive quiz)
  • Beyond University - Alumni support for international students (with interactive quiz)
  • Tips and advice on best practices for Agents and School Counsellors (with interactive quiz)
  • Questions and Answers

Session two - Student Visa/Graduate Route Application Processes 

In this workshop, we will be joined by our British High Commission colleagues; Eileen Newlands, Outreach Manager, UKVI and David Morath, Entry Clearance Manager, UKVI, who will provide guidance on UK student visa application Processes and Graduate Route visas.

The agenda for session two is:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Overview of Study UK work in supporting Agents and School Counsellors
  • How to apply online
  • Documents required (with quiz)
  • CAS
  • TB testing (with quiz)
  • IHS
  • VAC Locations
  • Visa fees and value-added services
  • Processing times (with quiz)
  • Graduate route (with quiz)
  • Useful link