Trying to emigrate to the UK? Student visas might not be the answer any more…
Posted on September 6, 2010 by yankeebean
According to immigration minister, Damien Green, the current UK immigration system is ‘largely out of control’.
Translate: Getting in to the UK might be about to get harder. AGAIN.
The article focuses mostly on student visas and throws around some craaaaazy statistics. For example:
- In 2004, 21% of students were still in the UK 5 years on
- In 2009, net migration increased by 33,000
- In 2009 the number of student visas issued went up by 35%
Also interestingly – Sally Hunt (General secretary of the University and College Union) was quoted as saying,
“Damian Green is making his speech today after returning from a trip to India where he encouraged students to come to the UK.”
Looks like dandy D. Green is a little turned around . I have my opinions about immigration just like the next Shamerican, but this blog isn’t about you guys having to put up with my policital ranting.
Nope, it’s about being an EXPAT, and this article makes my stomach a little quesy. Why? Because in 2004, I walked into the UK because of my student visa. And in 2010 I’m still here…
I’m hitched with my tent pitched now, so I’m not worried about me getting the boot. But my heart squeezes for anyone looking for their red-tape-loop-hole right now. Googling ideas non stop and stressing about it every time it floats to the front of their mind.
I’ve been there… I’ve been RIGHT there. Wondering how I was going to get in. And once I was in, wondering how in the Bo-Jangles I was going to stay.
What do you lovely ladies think? Is anyone out there filling out the student paperwork even as we speak? And what I’m really interested in knowing is – How many of you got in to the UK on a student visa like I did?