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DT 1474 Options for Graduates

The session aims to provide delegates with an overview of the options available to international students who graduate from degree-level courses in the UK and who wish to stay for further study or for work including Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur, Tier 2, Extensions under Tier 4 and Tier 5.  

Event details

Date(s):10 July 2013
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Audience:We will not cover every immigration category in detail but will focus on the elements of each category that are of particular relevance to recent graduates. The session should be suitable for those who are new to immigration law and who are prepared to investigate the details of each category outside the course, and for those who already have some experience of Tier 4 and of work categories but who wish to learn more about the provisions that specifically apply to those who have studied in the UK.
Main area:Immigration;Business Immigration - individuals
Aim of course:

The session aims to provide delegates with an overview of the options available to international students who graduate from degree-level courses in the UK and who wish to stay for further study or for work.


· Tier 4: how the cap on degree-level study affects graduates who wish to undertake further study; Doctorate extension scheme; Student Union sabbatical officers

· Tier 2: exemptions from the resident labour market test, leave to remain requirements and minimum wage levels for recent graduates

· Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange): sponsored researchers, provisions for those who need professional training in order to qualify, internships

· Tier 5 (Youth Mobility)

· Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur)

Tutor details:Sarah Rimmington, UKCISA and Penny Salmon, Penningtons Solicitors LLP
Tutor biographies:

Penny joined Penningtons’ immigration team in November 2009, having previously worked as a manager in KPMG’s business immigration team. She has been practicing UK immigration since 2003 and before this worked as a registered migration advisor in Australia.

 Penny currently leads the corporate work stream in the immigration team. She specialises in providing immigration solutions to corporates including those in retail, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals sector. Her expertise includes coordinating global immigration cases for large international clients, especially in China and India, undertaking immigration audits to ensure compliance with UKBA regulations, managing applications for high intake graduate immigration programmes, providing immigration training to HR and recruitment teams and liaising with policy teams within the UKBA to seek changes to immigration rules.

 In addition, Penny frequently works with Tier 4 educational providers, offering guidance and advice on changes to the Tier 4 system and leading the team’s compliance service in this area.

 She is a frequent speaker at education and business immigration events and she provides training in both the corporate and education sector on sponsorship compliance and prevention of illegal working.

Sarah Rimmington is an Advice and Training Officer at UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs). The UK Council for International Student Affairs is the UK’s national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them. It does so through research, print and web-based publications, a national training programme, dedicated advice lines for students and advisers, and liaison and advocacy with institutions, agencies and government.



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