Monthly Archives: April 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 29 April 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 27 April 2010

From now on, Highly Trusted Sponsors will be dealt with on the Highly Trusted Sponsors List, whilst Tier 4 Sponsors Register posts will cover A-rated, B-rated and Trusted Sponsors.

The following schools and colleges were removed from the Register:

  • LONDON SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
  • Newbury Hall T/a OISE Newbury Hall

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Katherine & King’s College of London
  • London School of Accountancy & Management
  • Newbury Hall School
  • Superior College London
  • Thames College of Professional Studies
  • The London International Film School t/a London Film School
  • Westminster Kingsway College

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 29 Apr 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 27 April 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 26 April 2010

From now on, Highly Trusted Sponsors will be dealt with on the Highly Trusted Sponsors List, whilst Tier 4 Sponsors Register posts will cover A-rated, B-rated and Trusted Sponsors.

The following schools and colleges were removed from the Register:

  • None

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Cotswold International Language School
  • Cromwell College of IT & Management
  • International School of Business Studies
  • London School of Marketing t/a LSM Business School
  • Mayfair School of English Ltd
  • The Gemmological Association of Great Britain

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 27 Apr 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 26 April 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 23 April 2010

From now on, Highly Trusted Sponsors will be dealt with on the Highly Trusted Sponsors List, whilst Tier 4 Sponsors Register posts will cover A-rated, B-rated and Trusted Sponsors.

The following schools and colleges were removed from the Register:

  • None

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Albion College
  • Manchester Victoria College

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 26 Apr 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 23 April 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 22 April 2010

From now on, Highly Trusted Sponsors will be dealt with on the Highly Trusted Sponsors List, whilst Tier 4 Sponsors Register posts will cover A-rated, B-rated and Trusted Sponsors.

The following schools and colleges were removed from the Register:

  • None

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Fitzwilliam Language Services
  • Guildhall College
  • Leeds Language College Ltd.

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 23 Apr 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 22 April 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 21 April 2010

From now on, Highly Trusted Sponsors will be dealt with on the Highly Trusted Sponsors List, whilst Tier 4 Sponsors Register posts will cover A-rated, B-rated and Trusted Sponsors.

The following schools and colleges were removed from the Register (most probably an error as all three were previously A rated):

  • Anglo-Continental School for Young Learners
  • Sussex Summer Schools
  • Thomas Adams School and Adams College

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • None

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 22 Apr 2010

UK IELTS Test Dates: April, May and June 2010

Aberdeen
Basil Paterson College (Aberdeen)
Next Test Date: 26-Jun-2010

Aberystwyth
Aberystwyth University
Next Test Date: 20-May-2010

Bangor
ELCOS Bangor University, Wales
Next Test Date: 15-May-2010

Bath
University of Bath

Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

Birmingham
Aston University
Next Test Date: 10-Jul-2010

Bournemouth
Richard Language College (Bournemouth)
Next Test Date: 15-May-2010

Brighton
Eurocentres Brighton (test venue)
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

Brighton
Sussex Downs College (test venue in Brighton)
Next Test Date: 15-May-2010

Bristol
University of Bristol
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

Cambridge
Anglia Ruskin University
Next Test Date: 17-Jun-2010

Canterbury
Chaucer College Canterbury
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

Cardiff
Cardiff University
Next Test Date: 19-Jun-2010

Colchester
Colchester English Study Centre

Coventry
City College Coventry
Next Test Date: 20-May-2010

Eastbourne
Sussex Downs College (Eastbourne)
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

Edinburgh
Basil Paterson College (Edinburgh)
Next Test Date: 19-Jun-2010

Exeter
Exeter College ( Sub Centre of Mayflower College)
Next Test Date: 26-Jun-2010

Glasgow
University of Glasgow
Next Test Date: 19-Jun-2010

Guildford, Surrey
University of Surrey
Next Test Date: 05-Jun-2010

Harrogate
Harrogate Language Academy
Next Test Date: 26-Jun-2010

Leeds
Harrogate Language Academy (Leeds)
Next Test Date: 05-Jun-2010

Liverpool
University of Liverpool
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

London
British Institute of Technology and E-commerce, London
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

London
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

London
Eurocentres Lee Green
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

London
Eurocentres London Central (test venue)
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

London
International House London
Next Test Date: 05-Jun-2010

London
Middlesex University
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

London
Southwark College – London
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

London
University of Westminster
Next Test Date: 29-May-2010

London
Wimbledon School of English
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

Manchester
University of Manchester – Language Centre
Next Test Date: 19-Jun-2010

Norwich
Anglia Ruskin University (Norwich)
Next Test Date: 05-Jun-2010

Nottingham
University of Nottingham
Next Test Date: 14-Aug-2010

Oxford
King’s School Oxford
Next Test Date: 29-May-2010

Peterborough
Anglia Ruskin University (Peterborough)
Next Test Date: 19-Jun-2010

Plymouth
Mayflower College of English (Plymouth)
Next Test Date: 05-Jun-2010

Portsmouth
Language Specialists International (Portsmouth)
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

Rugby
Warwickshire College
Next Test Date: 24-Apr-2010

Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam University
Next Test Date: 08-May-2010

Southampton
University of Southampton
Next Test Date: 15-May-2010

Sunderland
City of Sunderland College
Next Test Date: 19-Jun-2010

Torquay
Central Church (Sub Centre of Mayflower College)
Next Test Date: 19-Jun-2010

York
Melton College York

HRH The Duke of York Opens International Study Centre at the University of Huddersfield

Last week, HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, officially opened the University of Huddersfield’s International Study Centre (ISC). The centre offers international students undergraduate and postgraduate degree preparation courses.

Situated on the Queensgate campus, courses include an International Foundation Year and an International Diploma for access to the first or second years of select undergraduate degrees. It also offers a Pre-Masters pathway to a range of postgraduate courses.

Prince Andrew, the UK’s Special Representative for Trade and Investment, was welcomed by Professor Bob Cryan, the University of Huddersfield’s Vice Chancellor, accompanied by the Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Julie Stewart-Turner and the High Sheriff of West Yorkshire, Mr Richard Clough.

During the visit he cracked jokes about Yorkshire accents with teachers at the centre and spoke to international students from Turkey and Nigeria.

Professor Bob Cryan commented: “We already welcome over 2,000 overseas students from 130 countries, adding a rich international perspective to the learning environment – something that is of benefit to all our students. The ISC will make the university more accessible to students from around the world and the preparation it provides will help them to excel in their chosen degree courses.”

The University of Huddersfield is renowned for excellence in history, music, engineering and chemistry and specialises in preparing students for employment by working closely with business and the public sector.

James Pitman, Managing Director, Higher Education UK and Europe at Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students, and the organisation running the ISC in partnership with the university commented: “The opening of the University of Huddersfield ISC follows increasing international demand for access to the university’s world-class courses. It provides domestic students an opportunity to network with peers from around the world – in our experience, these cross-border relationships become invaluable later on as graduates launch their careers in an increasingly globalised business environment.”

For further information please contact:
TopLine Communications
studygroup@toplinecomms.com
+ 44 (0) 207 886 0856

About Huddersfield University

Please visit www.hud.ac.uk for more information.

About Study Group

Spanning five continents, Study Group is a global leader in international education, providing the highest quality educational opportunities for students from over 140 countries. Beginning in 1994 with 7,000 students per year, Study Group now has an enrolment base of 55,000 around the world.

Through Study Group’s leading set of partnerships with top universities, it is able to provide on and off-campus preparation courses for international students that ensure academic success and entry into some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world. The quality of its UK teaching is confirmed by independent accreditation bodies worldwide including: English UK, Ofsted, British Council and the BAC.

The biggest intake of international students into Study Group’s UK programmes is from countries with emerging economies such as China, South East Asian economies, and in particular from oil-rich nations such as Russia and the Middle East.

For further details see: www.studygroup.com

This post was submitted by Study Group.

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 21 April 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 20 April 2010

From now on, Highly Trusted Sponsors will be dealt with on the Highly Trusted Sponsors List, whilst Tier 4 Sponsors Register posts will cover A-rated, B-rated and Trusted Sponsors.

The following schools and colleges were removed from the Register:

  • None

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • International College of Professional Studies Limited

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 21 Apr 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 20 April 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 19 April 2010

From now on, Highly Trusted Sponsors will be dealt with on the Highly Trusted Sponsors List, whilst Tier 4 Sponsors Register posts will cover A-rated, B-rated and Trusted Sponsors.

The following schools and colleges were removed from the Register:

  • None

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Marcus Evans Linguarama London
  • Raya Academy

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 20 Apr 2010

Students stranded at the hands of UKBA and Colleges

Dear Sir,

I have just looked through your website about the suspensions (so to say raid by UKBA) of the colleges and how students are struggling and left without any proper guidelines from the UKBA for continuing their studies.

Why this current chaos? It is really unneccessary and it wouldn’t have happened if UKBA had given proper guidelines when the PBS started. It is now like American-Irak war. Without prior calculations and assessment, jumped into somethng and then putting others into chaos.

It is really hard for the students to get information. UKBA should give them proper guidelines which should be easy and not throwing money. It is quite natural that Students are panicked when they hear of a suspension and they enrol in other college paying there an advance fee as well. They are totally sucked by the black hole, which is the UKBA and the colleges.

It is really painful to see genuine students struggling and paying a lot of money and time worthlessly which is not the fault of the students. It is the fault of UKBA and the Colleges Who should be accountable for these current chaos?

I think the UKBA is punishing the students who trusted their list. I agree that they have to inspect and control but not at the cost of students future. The students are in total confusion and uncertainity. They are wasting their time and money. It is not that they came to UK by spending few hundred pounds. They spend thousands and thousands of pounds. They never ever thought they will end up with such chaos as they thought they rely on a highly trusted authority namely, The UKBA. I read from letters posted by students in your web page, they spent thousands of pounds for nothing where a UK student (citizen) will never ever spend. Thus it is not propotional at all what the UKBA and their partners (colleges) are currently doing.

It is the UKBA who is the sole authority who inspected the colleges and published the Tier 4 sponsor list March 2009, and therefore The UKBA is accountable for the current chaos.

In my opinion, the only solution is the UKBA should let the students (who already in the UK and registered for a course) ,to carry out their studies in these affected colleges. UKBA can give the licence back to the college restricting them in their overseas venture as only highly trusted sponsors can enrol overseas students as of 6th april 2010, for lower qualification with workplacement. By that, the whole issue and purpose of immigration control also be met.

I wrote a bit too long as I feel pain seeing the students struggle. I myself is a PhD holder, and I know the pain of wasting time and money.

Kind regards,
prasanna

This post was submitted by prasanna.