The UKCISA Annual Conference – a highlight for us and many of our clients in the education sector – is taking place in our home town of Sheffield during the next three days.
Whilst Brexit will almost certainly be a hot topic for discussion, the packed, varied and exciting programme includes key themes such as immigration, compliance and student experience and working.
Nichola Carter of Carter Thomas Solicitors will be presenting a session on Thursday, the middle day of the conference. Entitled ‘Risk based decisions in the context of sponsor licence compliance,’ the session will explore how institutions can best manage the various risks that are an inherent part of being a sponsor.
On Friday morning “the largest and most senior team of Home Office and UKVI staff ever to attend a UKCISA conference!” will provide updates on all aspects of their work and take part in a Q & A panel. Our immigration team has spent a good deal of time lately advising university clients in the aftermath of the recent policy changes (especially in relation to academic progression) and we are pretty sure that those who advise international students and those who work in Tier 4 compliance won’t be shy in asking questions.
If you can’t attend the conference and would like to know more about the issues covered by Nichola in her session, please do get in touch.