Monthly Archives: November 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 30 November 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 19 November 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:

  • Fairway College

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • None

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 30 Nov 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 29 November 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 19 November 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 North College Ltd
  • Tech Music Schools (Drumtech, Vocaltech, Guitar-X and Keyboardtech) (name change)

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Alliance Resource NVQ Training Centre/Alliance Resource International Ltd
  • Angel Language Academy
  • Ashley School of Management
  • City Business College (Trading name of: City College of Business Ltd)
  • COLLEGE OF EXCELLENCE LIMITED (no change)
  • EAST LONDON BUSINESS COLLEGE
  • East Midlands School Of Business And Management
  • FOCUS INSIGHT UK LIMITED T/A NOVA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND MANALONDON
  • Harvington School Educational Trust Ltd
  • Innovative School of Business Management Ltd
  • Lighthouse Business College Manchester
  • LONDON EDUCATORS LIMITED
  • Manchester Metropolitan College
  • Northbourne Park School
  • PRINCETON COLLEGE
  • Redwick United College
  • San Michael College
  • Tech Music Schools Ltd (name change)
  • The Technical Institute

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 29 Nov 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 19 November 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 29 October 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:

  • Acton Training Centre Limited (name change)
  • Ashdown House
  • AW Education Ltd Trading As Apex College (name change)
  • Bolton Community College
  • Bury Language School
  • elas uk (name change)
  • English for Everyone Ltd
  • Peniel Church
  • Peterborough High School

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • Acton Training Centre t/a ATC Training College (name change)
  • BLS English
  • City College of Business & Management
  • Commonwealth College London
  • EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT COLLEGE
  • Elas UK Ltd (name change)
  • International House Aberdeen
  • Kaplan Professional Higher Education Ltd
  • London College of Advanced Studies
  • Modern Manchester Academy Ltd
  • Nottingham Training & Enterprises
  • Renaissance College of Higher Education
  • SAN Michael College Ltd
  • South Chelsea College
  • SPECTRA COLLEGE LONDON
  • Sterling Academy
  • The Gower School
  • The Peterborough School Limited
  • Trinity Church Brentwood
  • Trinity College Ltd

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 19 Nov 2010

Register of Tier 4 Sponsors – 29 October 2010

Differences against the Tier 4 Register 27 October 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:

  • Regal International College

The following schools and colleges were added to the Register:

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise
  • Manchester College of Higher Education & Media Technology Limited

Download the Register of Sponsors Tier4: 29 Oct 2010

How do I Complete Appendix 8 Part 5

Hello everyone. I have a big doubt about how to answer in part 5 of the appendix 8. I am going to apply for an english course and I made the skype interview with the school. They sent me the letter confirming I have B1 level of english with picture, etc. In the question 5.5 Have you been assessed by your sponsor by other means, I answer yes, by internal test (skype english language level test) but in question 5.7 is asking me again as follows:
Please indicate how your sponsor has assessed your english language ability
A. the original reference
B. The original qualification certificate
C. The original transcript of results
D. A copy of the reference together with an original letter from your sponsor confirming it is a true copy.
E. not Applicable( Non english courses)

This post was submitted by Rehan.

Funds needed for Change of Sponsor

Dear Friend,
I came to UK on 10th May, 2010 on Tier4 Student Status.
I am studying in a college in London but now i want to join a Highly Trusted University.

Can you please tell me that how much funds i need to reapply for the Visa?

I didnot complete any course in my existing sponsor but i am studying from last 8 months and i want to switch to university during my study. so please tell me that how much funds i need?
7200 pounds or 1600 pounds?

This post was submitted by TALHA BILAL.

Immigration Dilemma

Dear Sir!

It is stated that I came to U.K for post graduation study on Friday Sep 17, 2010 and was matriculated on Tuesday Sep 21, 2010 in M.Sc. International Human Resource Management programme at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh and attended my class on Wednesday Sep 22, 2010 only. The sudden death of my mother on Friday Sep 24, 2010 emerged as a tragic incidence and I have to return to Pakistan on Same Day by taking the emergency flight.

I joined such professional post graduate course having good career prospective and after sanction of study leave of my organization. Due to the unavailability of my previous course in January session, the Edinburgh Napier University has withdrawn me from it and has adjusted/shifted in a closely related programme of M.Sc. Business Management with HRM for January intake.

I was granted Student Visa under Tier4 with Multiple Entries for the period of 06-09-2010 to 27-10-2011 but as explained due to the sudden death of my mother, I have to return to Pakistan within a week time after my arrival at UK. Now the University Postgraduate Admission Office has advised me to apply for a new visa as per UKBA regulations.

So should I get a new visa for coming back to UK in January while having valid visa of 10 months from January onward with same Tier4 Sponsor and? or Should I need to extend my current study visa for only more required time of 2 to 3 months after arriving at UK? If my Tier4 Sponsor shift my programme to 8 months Post Graduate Diploma then will the current visa of 10 months be sufficient for the purpose? Should I need to follow/complete all the documents and procedures for the purposes of visa & immigration for joining the same University again? Is there any remedy available for me in such bona fide and extra ordinary situation? Please guide me about my status so that I can start my studies in January. It will be a kind favour in this regard.

Aftab Amjad Ali
Pakistan.

This post was submitted by Aftab Amjad Ali.

Should College Students Own Credit Cards?

Should College Students Own Credit Cards?

These small pieces of plastic were invented as a way to make life easier – with a credit card, you could make cashless purchases, you didn’t have to worry about theft when carrying around large amounts of cash, and you didn’t have to pay back the money immediately to your card company. Today however, credit cards have become more of a scourge than a blessing – they are responsible for most of our financial woes and have only served to sink us deeper into debt than ever before. The reason for this is that we’re not using them the way we should; a credit card is just like a weapon – it can hurt you badly if you’re not responsible with its usage.

So this begs the question – are college students ready for the responsibility of owning and using credit cards? Will the card bring them greater freedom or is it going to tie them up in debt that they could spend a lifetime repaying? The answer is not simple. While the advantages of owning a credit card are many, there is a downside to using these pieces of plastic as well.

On the plus side:

  • The biggest advantage of owning and using a credit card in college is that it helps you build a credit history. You’re not starting out with a blank slate when you graduate, and this makes it easier to secure a home mortgage or take out a loan to buy a car.
  • If you’re able to pay off your bills in full every month, you add to your good credit history.
  • You’re also able to borrow money at no interest – when you use your credit card, your card company is actually lending you the money to make a purchase. And if you pay the amount due in full every month, you’re actually living off someone else’s money and earning interest on your own.
  • You learn how to use credit cards responsibly at a young age, and this experience makes it easy for you to avoid overspending and using your card with abandon when you’re older.

On the downside:

  • The usefulness of the card depends on the character of the person who owns it – if you are responsible and understand the consequences of credit card debt, you’re likely to be fine. If not, the high interest and the resultant debt could stress you out and cause various other problems.
  • You want to graduate with a degree, not with credit card debt. But if you don’t pay your bills in time and in full, you could end up paying for it the rest of your life. Besides, your credit history too takes a beating, one that is hard to recover from.
  • It’s easy to give in to temptation and use your card even when you know that you cannot afford to pay back what you’ve spent when your bill is due.
  • If you borrow cash against your card, the interest rate is exorbitantly high – most students are not aware of this and many other facts about credit cards and get into financial trouble because of their ignorance.
  • Credit card companies lure you in with offers and freebies; however, if you don’t read the fine print and know what you’re getting into, you could end up with a bad credit history and a mountain of debt.

Remember, we’re not talking about using a parent’s card and not having to worry about the monthly repayment. So unless a student is willing to accept responsibility for and be able to make the payments on time and avoid the high interest that credit card companies charge, it’s best to stick to using a debit card.

By-line:

This guest post is contributed by Mark Macaluso, he writes on the topic of Masters in Accounting . He welcomes your comments at his email id: mark.macaluso985gmailcom.

This post was submitted by Mark Macaluso.

Visa Refused for Deception – Advice Please

Hi there,

guys I need an urgent advice,

My Tier 1 visa got refused recently, and reason for rejection was deception from psw visa (CCL cambridge college of learning) I have been given the right to appeal, I have scored enough points to get the visa if the deception is not forced, guys should I go for the appeal or should I go back to India and start my career, I am a banker and am sure I will make decent money in India.

Please advice needed.

Thanks
Viral

This post was submitted by RISHI.

Visa Maintenance Funds Issue

hi, It is stated that I am student in this country for two year in same or single course (ACCA), passed 10 out of 14 papers and now I have plan to go in MBA which is starting in January 2011 after expire my current permission in 31-12-2010.in short I am changing course not sponsor,my sponsor suggest me you have to show 7200 pond in your bank account as a living or maintenance expense on the basis of non- established presence in the UK,but as for as my concern this rule is not implement at me on account of that I have been living since August 2008 in a single course(ACCA).Its mean I got established presence in Uk.please advice me either I have to maintain 7200 or 1600 pound in my bank account for twenty eight days.thank you very much.

This post was submitted by PRINCE.