Student Connect can provide you with general guidance on your post-study work options which recently changed with immigration rules. In summer 2021 (actual date yet to be confirmed) the new 2-year Graduate immigration route is due to open for all potential UK international students. Students who are due to graduate in 2021 and currently distance learning outside the UK due to the pandemic will need to return to the UK for their last semester, deadline 6 April 2021, in order to be eligible under the Graduate route.

Apart from this, COVID continues to affect all aspects of life in the UK including the economy, employment and recruitment. The most striking impact is on applications under the Tier 2 / Skilled worker route where eligibility depends on securing a job offer. UKCISA has published a guide to the Tier 2 / Skilled worker route providing guidance from careers advisers about job-hunting during the pandemic. For further listening, a panel of current international students was interviewed about their UK work prospects on the BBC World Service podcast "The Covid Generation" on 31 May 2020. You can stream it online or download it via the BBC World Service feed "The Documentary".


For all other post-study work options please visit the following link: UKCISA Work Visa Advise

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