Monthly Archives: May 2010

MBA Via College

Dear Sir/Madam,

I m on Student’s visa and doing MBA as a associate student from QMU (Queen Margreat University) via my college OCMS (Oxford College of Management Sciences). I have cleared my two written examination and done the passing marks and third one I am still waiting. As per the curriculum of MBA I have to submit the dissertation on before 10th September 2010 and I will be awarded with the degree only after completing the dissertation. My College authority/University said that the results of dissertation will be out by October 2010 only.

The problem is my visa is expiring on 31st July 2010. So please let me know whether what options do I have. When I got the addmission in QMU for MBA Top-up that’s time my college was applied for TIER 4 and home office visit this college one time as well for inspection. Now I did request to my college for sponsor letter to extend my visa but college refused me because college has been cancel from tier 4.

So how I apply visa for extension to continue my studies because I have to submit my dissertation in september and I dont have visa time to stay here and submit my project and I have paid all my fee including my dissertation fee as well.

I did request to QMU (Queen Margreat University) to give me sponser letter to apply my visa extension but they refused to me as well because I am associate student via my college not campus based student. I am in very critical position now a days and no one is giving me proper legal advice. I herbly rquested to you please give me advice.

KIndly reply me as sson as possible as I said before my visa is running out.

Regards,

Mian Aziz

This post was submitted by ararsays.

London SAM has Taken my Money but not Offered me a Place

HELLO DANIEL,
HELLO EVERYONE THIS IS TO INFORME ALL THE STUDENTS WHO APPLY IN LONDON SAM THAT THEY ARE THE LIER I HAVE APPLY IN LONDON SAM IN DECEMBER FOR JAN INTAKE BUT DUE TO SOME REASONS I GET ADDMISSION IN MARCH INTAKE BUT THAN IN JAN 20TH THE COLLEGE WAS SUSPENDED BY UKBA AND BACKS IN LIST ON 29TH APRIL ,
AFTER THAT I CONATCT WITH THEM FOR ANOTHER INTAKE FOR MBA THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE JULLY INTAKE FOR MBA AND TOLD ME THAT THEY CAN GAVE ME OFEER LETTER FOR JULLY TILL 6 TH MAY WHEN AGAIN I CONATCT WITH THEM ON 7TH MAY THEY(SEEMA AND NEENA STAAF OF LONDON SAM AHMEDABAD OFFICE) TOLD ME THAT IT WILL TAKE ONE WEEKS MORE TIME TO START THE PROCESS WHEN I CONATCT WITH THEM ON 14 TH MAY THEY TOLD ME THAT IT WILL TAKE ONE MORE WEEK I CONTACT WITH THE COLLEGE THEY ALSO TOLD ME THAT I GET OFFER LETTER BY 19TH MAY WHEN I AGAIN CONTACT AT AMH OFFICE THERE IS ARRUGMENTS BY THEIR SATFF THAT WHY R U CALLING AGAIN AND AGIN WHEN COLEGE START THEIR PROCEDURE THEY WILL CONATCT ME AND INSURE ME THAT I WILL GET OFFER LETTER BY 24TH EITHER 25TH MAY AND THAT WAS THE PROMISE
BUT AGAINON 25TH MAY WHEN I CONTACT WITH THEM THEY TOLD ME THAT IT WILL TAKE 7 WORKING DAYS TIME MORE THEY NOT TELLING THE EXCAT DATE AND KNW THEY R NOT PICKKING MY CELL (SEEMA AND NEENA )WHEN I WANTS TO CONTACT WITH THEM SOME OF THEIR STAFF PICKS THE PHONE AND PUT ME ON HOLD AND THAN SAY DONNOT CONTACT US WHEN WE WILL GET ASSURANCE FRM THE COLLGE THEY WIL GAVE ME OFFER LETTER
AND ALLEGATING ME THAT I AM TORTURING THEM BY CALLING THEM AGAIN AND AGAIN WAT THAT MEANS I PAY THE WHOLE FEE OF MBA IN ADVACNCE TO THE COLLEGE BUT STILL WAITING FOR THE OFFER LETTER FOR JULLY INTAKE
SIR PLZ I KNW THAT WAS NOT UR DUTY BUT PLZ CONATCT THE COLLEGE WHEITHER THEY HAVE JULLY INTAKE OR NOT SO THAT I CAN SHIFT TO ANOTHER COLLEGE BCOZ BY THIS I WASTE MY PRECIOUS TIME AND MONEY AND SENDING MYSELF INTO DUMP COZ EVERYTIME THEY MAKE ANY EXCUSE
IT IS THE HIEGHT OF TOLRANCE THAT I SUFFERD I AM MENTALLY ILL KNOW BCOZ OF THEIR EVERYTIME ONE WEEK ONW EEK

This post was submitted by NIKHIL.

London College of Business & Management- Bunch of thugs

I and many of my friends have been ruined by LONDON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT, 628-632 LEYTONSTONE HIGH ROAD, LONDON E11 3 DA.

ME & MY ABOUT DOZEN FRIENDS HAD JOINED THIS RUSTY COLLEGE. THE COLLEGE HAS BEEN DOING NOTORIOUS THINGS FROM THE WORD GO. INITIALLY THEY DEMANDED GBP 5700 FOR MBA, 3700 TO BE PAID IN FIRST INSTALLMENT & THE BALANCE AMOUNT TO BE PAID AFTER A GAP OF ONE YEAR(MENTIONED IN THE VISA LETTER) ALL DONE, WE GOT THE VISA & ARRIVED. THE 57OO GBP FIGURE TURNED INTO 6700 GBP & FULL FEE WAS DEMANDED. 6 OF MY OTHER FRIENDS STILL HAVE APPLIED FOR THE VISA BUT HAVE BEEN ON HOLD. THE COLLEGE HAS LOST ITS LICENCE & IS SHUT NOW. OUR FUTURE IS AT STAKE SO IS THE FEE ALREADY PAID TO THEM BY HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS & 6 FRIENDS OF MINE WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR REFUNDS.

THESE PAKISTANI THUGS HAVE EVEN NOT SPARED OUR AGENTS. NONE OF THE AGENTS HAVE BEEN PAID THEIR COMMISSIONS- NO SINGLE PENNY EVER PAID.

PLEASE ADVISE WHAT TO DO?
ANY ONE AVAILABLE FOR EXPERT COMMENTS?

THANKS AND REGARDS,

ROCKY

This post was submitted by rocky.

College has shut down Without Informing Anyone

Hi sir,

I was studying an Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management from April 2009 at LSBC college. I was granted student visa till June 2010 to do this course.

But in Jan 2010, the college was removed from the Tier 4 register. The college also shut down without informing any students of what is happening. I have been unable to obtain my attendance records from this college and have lost all my fees as they did not even give a refund.

I have now applied to study an MBA starting in June 2010 at another Tier 4 sponsor. Dow you think that my application for extension of student visa may get refused for
a) not being able to show attendance at the previous college from April 2009 even if its not my fault?
b) if they asked me what have I been doing from Jan 2010 after my college shut down, if I say I have been looking up a better institute to study at, would this be acceptable?

Please help me.

This post was submitted by Nisha.

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 28 May 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 27 May 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:

  • Axon College Ltd.
  • Bradford College of Management
  • Charles Edward College Limited
  • GATE COLLEGE
  • Golders Green College
  • Halesowen College
  • School of Technology and Management (STM) A Division of St. Piran’s School (GB) Li London
  • West London College of Business & Management Sciences – Manchester Campus Ltd Manchester

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 28 May 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 27 May 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 26 May 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:

  • Elon University
  • Kings School of English London
  • Kings School of English
  • King’s School Oxford
  • School of Technology and Management (STM) A Division of St. Piran’s School (GB) Li London
  • West London College of Business & Management Sciences – Manchester Campus Ltd Manchester

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • DELAMAR ACADEMY LTD.
  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings London
  • King’s Oxford
  • Language Study Centres Ltd
  • Leaders College London
  • London Skills Academy
  • London Training College – UK Ltd
  • School of Technology and Management (STM) A Division of St. Piran’s School (GB) LiLondon
  • Treloar College
  • West London College of Business & Management Sciences – Manchester Campus LtdManchester
  • WorldShapers Academy

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 27 May 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 26 May 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 25 May 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:

  • Brit College

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • KINGSLAND COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDIES

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 26 May 2010

Vice Chancellor claims Welsh higher education needs to respond to “period of rapid change”

Tuesday 11th May saw the University of Wales, Newport host a celebration of international education with guests including the university’s Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Noyes; Director of European and External Affairs for the Welsh Assembly Government, Gary Davies; the Director of Higher Education Wales, Amanda Wilkinson; and Arvid Petersen, Global Executive Chairman of Study Group, the world leaders in international education, as well as a range of past and present international students from the centre.

The event was a celebration of the tremendous successes enjoyed by the Welsh International Study Centre (WISC) in the two years since inception. Study Group is the organisation that runs WISC, based at the University of Wales, Newport’s Caerleon Campus.

WISC was opened on the university’s campus in the new Kegie Building in May 2008 and has since seen 168 international students enrol. It offers two foundation routes into undergraduate programmes at leading Welsh partner universities. Route one is designed for students interested in Business, Law and Social Studies and route two is designed for those interested in future Engineering and Science degrees. Last year 60 students progressed from WISC to universities in Wales. 30 remained at the University of Wales, Newport, with others selecting Cardiff University and Aberystwyth University amongst others.

Dr Peter Noyes, Vice Chancellor at the University of Wales, Newport commented at the event: “Welsh higher education is currently going through a period of rapid change. The recently announced budget cuts affect the whole of the UK and have resulted in Wales looking at different ways of delivering higher education. We opened the International Study Centre in 2008 in order to properly prepare international students for HE study throughout Wales, and we’ve seen a direct correlation in the WISC preparatory programmes and increased performance from international students, throughout undergraduate programmes at the university.

“International students bring different cultures and different ways of learning to our campus and we’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback from all of our students. The Students’ Union has started social clubs to appeal to our international students and welcome them to the university. We want to achieve the right mix of students here and we value the two-way benefit that currently exists between UK and international students. We’re currently satisfied with a 10-15% internationalisation of the student population.”

Noyes concluded: “These students are long term business prospects for Wales as we expect a number of them to become heads of industry and public service in their native countries and are therefore essential business prospects for Welsh industry. Wales is growing all the time as a student destination of choice and we regularly welcome international partners from all over the world to our campus.”

The purpose of the dinner and drinks event was to extend the university’s thanks and gratitude to Study Group as the organisation responsible for running the WISC. Arvid Petersen, Global Executive Chairman of the leading international education provider was keen to reflect on the success of the WISC: “A university looking to increase the numbers of international students on their campus needs to do so with a structured approach. The WISC is properly preparing its students, giving them a better opportunity to excel on their chosen degree programme and adding value for the university.

“We’ve found on a global basis that the recipe for International Study Centre success is to encourage a diversity of nationalities, there are around 23 at the WISC at the moment, to study numerous disciplines. The WISC fully immerses its students treating them as members of the university from day one. This allows them the best possible preparation for their future undergraduate and postgraduate courses.”

Raisa Mia, 19 from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of the international students currently studying at the WISC. She took time out from the evening to explain what was driving her and how she was fairing in the UK: “I grew up wanting to study architecture but ever since I visited the Oxford Law School my heart has been set on law. I’m studying a business foundation degree at the WISC and have been offered a conditional place at Cardiff Law School. I’m the only Malaysian at the WISC but it hasn’t stopped the feeling of extended family that I have become accustomed to. All the teachers act as personal mentors as well which makes it really easy to settle in and progress with your studies.”

Mia already has future plans as she explained: “After I graduate from Cardiff I hope to practice law in the UK for two years before returning to Malaysia and working in the maritime legal sector.”

The WISC is one of 12 successful ISCs tutoring international students on university campuses across the UK. This summer will see the first wave of international students that commenced their studies at the centre in 2008, graduate from their undergraduate degree programmes and Study Group’s WISC Director, Vernon Dando, confirmed on the night that there would be a special graduation ceremony taking place at the university.

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About the University of Wales, Newport

The University of Wales, Newport has a long established international reputation underpinned by activities which range from its innovative MBA programme delivered in China to an extensive international recruitment network across 15 countries. Central to Newport’s international plans is ensuring an outstanding international student experience and in autumn 2007 international students voted Newport first in Wales in the International Student Barometer survey. Areas of the international student experience in which Newport excels include library and IT provision, the overall living experience and the quality of university accommodation.

In addition to Newport’s growing reputation amongst international students, the University is rapidly opening up new student recruitment markets. With a growing international student population the University is now welcoming students from a wide range of new markets such as Nigeria, Jordan, the Gulf States and Pakistan.

For further details see: www.newport.ac.uk

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 – 25 May 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 20 May 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:

  • Fulham & Chelsea College Ltd
  • Manchester College

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Academic Summer Limited
  • Adams College
  • Fulham and Chelsea College Ltd
  • Northam College Limited
  • Southend Adult Community College

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 25 May 2010

London Institute of Technical Education Removed from Sponsor Register Twice

Hello everyone, am looking for advice regarding my college, my college is LONDON INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION, they got suspended on 24th sept 2009. And they reinstated them back in January 13th 2010. And they removed them back within 5days of putting them back on the list. My question is or should i says my problem is, have apply for renewal on this college and my application is more than 10months now in home office. what do you thing i should do? Do you thing they gonna give them the licence back again because they are still on suspension? i they gonna renew my visa despite the college got the licence at the time i applied? what do you think i should do or what gonna happen? Thanks

This post was submitted by waslag.