Dawn’s Education UK Road Show today

Published Jun 19, 2013 08:41am

LAHORE, June 18: The Dawn Media Group in collaboration with the UK Trade & Investment Pakistan and the British Council is organising the first-ever “Education UK Road Show’ at Pearl Continental Hotel in Lahore from 11am to 6pm on Wednesday.

The event is being organised with the specific objective of helping institutes of higher learning reach a national cross section of Pakistani students who have the qualifications and means to contemplate further education in the UK.

This exhibition will provide a platform to representatives of more than 30 participating UK universities to directly interact with the students opting for the Sept 2013 intake.

The exhibition will be open from 11am to 6pm on June 19 and entry is free.

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Jun 19, 2013 09:23pm

I hope the event also suggests and advises the prospective students how to acquire visas which include various kinds and duration. There are visas for students, which allow work for limited hours per week and visas that doesn't allow any work at all. Further the UK government and their Border Agency is very strict on implementation of their visa laws. In breach of the law, UKBA has the powers to cancel visas. Also it is very difficult to find work in the UK and one has to really satisfy the employers with relevant documents that a student is legally allowed to work in that country. The authorities prosecute and fine employers minimum £10,000 if they find they have employed someone illegally. Educational institutions are also bound to inform UKBA that students have stopped coming to the college. The visa can then be revoked as well. In case of overstay on visa the students are apprehended and put in a cell called detention centres. These centres are all over the country very close to international airports. Individuals are deported and they are also barred for 10 years to apply and acquire visas to the UK. The law breakers details are also shared with other EU countries. The apprehended students are given govt funded solicitors but these lawyers only help as long as they are funded. The law firms have business interests. The firms will prolong the case to milk money as much as they can and the moment funds are exhausted same lawyers are nowhere to be seen or found. That is the reality. UK is expensive place to live. Only serious students must come and one must opt to study in the UK only when enough funds and accommodation are available as there is no work and no money for students.