Hello. Welcome to Monday. It’s the start of another lovely week! This week, we want to look at the International Student Support pages via QOL. These can be found under Academic & Student Affairs and Student Support & Development.
Last week, we covered Careers & Employability Skills.
What is International Student Support?
The International Student Support Team at Queen’s is here to help students make the most of their experience as international students. This dedicated Team provides professional advice in relation to visas and immigration matters from the time of application to the University, right through a student’s studies with Queen’s.
The Queen’s immigration advice and services are carried out in accordance with the UKCISA Codes of Ethics. They are authorised to provide immigration advice by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner who regulate the provision of immigration advice in the UK.
If you’re moving to a new country, it can be tough. The International Student Support Team are here to guide you to ensure your time in Belfast is as enjoyable as possible.QUB – International Student Support
International Student Support Services
There are a number of services provided in the following areas:
- Applying for a visa to come to the UK
- Extending your visa in the UK
- Lost passport or visa
- Errors on your visa
- Withdrawing from the University
- Changing your course
There is more information on the About Us page. This includes contact details of the International Student Support Team.
Where can I find information?
Our dedicated Team at Queen’s is here to give you professional advice on all things visa / immigration. You can get started by visiting the QUB International Student Support page.
On this page, you will find more information on:
- Welcome to Queen’s
- Visas & Immigration
- Life in Belfast
- Living in Belfast
- Welfare & Support, and
- U.S. Loans
There’s also a section at the bottom to detail the latest news.
You may have many questions about coming to Belfast and studying at Queen’s University. Things like:
- Coming to the UK and Queen’s
- After I arrive in the UK
- Accommodation queries
- Banking options
- Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
- Education & Childcare
- Enrolment & Registration queries
- Finance & Fees
- Funding & Scholarship Opportunities
- Graduate route, and so much more.
Do have a look at the International Student Support’s FAQs page. The question you’re asking may already appear on this page. If it doesn’t, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question and they’ll be only too happy to help.
Of course, you might have questions about Coronavirus (Covid-19). The university does have guidance pages for staff and students which you should check regularly to keep updated with the latest information.
- Staff/students FAQs, and
- UKCISA information for International Students
- Campus Safety Videos
- The Stop COVID NI App (available from Google / Apple stores)
International Student Support is a big area to cover and we realise there’s much information not provided in this blog post. Please do have a look around the International Student Support pages on the Queen’s website as you will find plenty of other information. Why not bookmark the page?
We hope you enjoy your time at Queen’s University and we look forward to welcoming you. Northern Ireland is a beautiful place and has much to offer outside of your studies. Come study! Go Explore!
Next week, we will look more Intranet options on Queen’s Online and Student Wellbeing Service (Academic & Student Affairs and under Student Support & Development).
Remember, the DigiKnow blog posts are released at noon on a Monday.
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