Graduate route to open to international students on 1 July 2021

first_imgGraduate route to open to international students on 1 July 2021 The new Graduate route will open for applications on 1 July 2021, allowing the UK to retain the brightest and the best international students to continue to contribute to society and the economy post-study.International students must have completed an eligible course at a UK higher education provider, with a track record of compliance with the government’s immigration requirements to apply to the Graduate route. Students on the Graduate route will be able to work or look for work after their studies for a maximum period of 2 years, or 3 years for Doctoral students.The launch of the new Graduate route shows that the government is continuing to deliver on its key manifesto promise to implement a points-based immigration system, which will attract talent and ensure that businesses can recruit the most highly qualified from across the globe to drive the economy forwards.The Graduate route will work for all corners of the UK, ensuring that communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can benefit from talented individuals who want to stay after their studies.Minister for Future Borders and Immigration Kevin Foster said:As we rebuild from the global pandemic we want the world’s brightest talent, who aspire to a career at the highest levels of business, science, the arts and technology to see our United Kingdom as the natural place to fulfil their aspirations.The changes announced today will ensure once they have received a gold standard qualification from one of our world leading education institutions they can easily secure the status they need to continue living, working and fulfilling their dreams in the UK.As detailed in the Immigration Rules laid in Parliament today (4 March), the new route will open for applications on 1 July 2021, to international students who successfully complete a degree at undergraduate level or above in the UK.The Graduate route will be unsponsored, meaning applicants will not need a job offer to apply for the route. There will be no minimum salary requirements nor caps on numbers. Graduates on the route will be able to work flexibly, switch jobs and develop their career as required.  The new route will help the government to achieve the ambition set out in the International Education Strategy to increase the number of international students in higher education in the UK to 600,000 by 2030.Coronavirus concessions for students unable to travel to the UK due to the pandemic have also been extended, recognising the continuing disruption many face due to international travel restrictions.Applicants who began their studies in Autumn 2020 will now have until 21 June 2021 to enter the UK (updated from 6 April 2021) in order to be eligible for the Graduate route. Students who began their studies in January or February 2021 will need to be in the UK by 27 September 2021. The Graduate route comes as the government also unveiled plans to launch another new immigration route that will help start-ups and fast-growing firms recruit the talent they need to innovate and grow at yesterday’s Budget as part of a range of measures for highly skilled migrants. As part of the route, highly skilled migrants with a job offer from a recognised high-growth firm will qualify for a visa without the need for sponsorship or third-party endorsement.  /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. 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Jamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament

first_imgRelatedJamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament Issued by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government of Jamaica is concerned about the serious misunderstandings arising from the events that led to the withdrawal of the Haitian under-17 football team from the CONCACAF tournament being staged in Montego Bay. The facts are as follows: 1.   On their arrival from Haiti at the IAN Jet Centre at the Sangster InternationalAirport on February 3, 2011,members of the contingent were interviewed by public health personnel and provided with Health Alert Cards containing information to assist in detecting the signs and symptoms of communicable diseases of international significance and instructions as to how to obtain medical assistance in the event of illness. This surveillance and screening practice is required by both international and local public health regulations as well as civil aviation rules, given the prevalence of malaria in Haiti and the recent outbreak of cholera. 2.   On February 14, 2011, without any notification to local officials, an attempt was made to procure medication for the treatment of malaria from a local pharmacy. This was unsuccessful as the prescription tendered which was issued by the team’s medical doctor did not have the required registration number. 3.   Enquiries by local health officials revealed that six members of the contingent were experiencing feverand malaise – one of the early symptoms of malaria. In keeping with established procedures, these persons were taken to the Cornwall Regional Hospital for medical investigation and treatment. Blood tests subsequently confirmed three cases of malaria. Eight other members of the contingent subsequently developed fever symptoms. As a precautionary measure, anti-malaria treatment was administered to all members of the contingent. 4.   Officials of the Ministry of Health made every effort to ensure that the members of the Haitian contingent were attended to, in accordance with the health protocols in effect in Jamaica. Care was taken to provide meals for those in quarantine, both at the hospital and in the hotel where they were registered. Regrettably, there was resistance and lack of cooperation by some members of the contingent, including one who refused to allow a blood sample to be taken and others who discharged themselves from the hospital before completion of their treatment. 5.   In view of all the circumstances including the laboratory confirmation of three cases of malaria, the Ministry of Health recommended to CONCACAF officials that in the interest of safeguarding the health of the public and other competing teams, the Haitian team should be withdrawn from the competition. The majority of the contingent returned to Haiti on February 16th via aircraft chartered by CONCACAF while the remaining members departed for other destinations on February 17th. Jamaica is obliged to maintain heightened surveillance against malaria since the Anopheles mosquito by which it is transmitted is endemic to Jamaica and there is a real danger of transmission of the disease, if the parasite is introduced among the population. The Government deeply regrets the circumstances that necessitated the withdrawal of the Haitian team from the CONCACAF tournament. We appreciate the disappointment that this has caused. However, the decision was unavoidable and necessary in order to safeguard public health.  Advertisements Jamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament SportFebruary 18, 2011 RelatedJamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournament RelatedJamaica regrets withdrawal of Haitian team from CONCACAF Tournamentlast_img read more