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Child Student and Student visas: What you need to know

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

  • Date: April 23, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Cost: BSA Full Member – £65, BSA Additional Full Member – £30, BSA Affiliate Member – £100, BSA Additional Affiliate Member – £30, Non-member – £130
  • Audience: Those involved in international student sponsorship looking to prepare themselves and their school for their next UKVI inspection. Admissions department, International Student Liaison Officers, Sponsor Licence Key Personnel
  • Platform: Zoom (online) – Webinar

Course Outline

The offer letter has been sent and CAS issued, what next? Improve your school’s ‘international student journey’ by increasing your knowledge of the visa application process. Understanding this vital next step will enable you to support your student before they’ve walked through the school gates, whilst helping prevent unnecessary mistakes that could easily lead to a visa refusal.

This 1-hour session will cover useful topics including:

  • Legal and documentary requirements
  • Procedure and timeframes
  • Common pitfalls
  • UKVI decisions and ‘What to do when…’
  • Hints and tips



Kate Hollyer, Legal and Public Affairs Director of BSA Group and Director of BSA Group Legal Services Ltd

Kate is Legal and Public Affairs Director of BSA Group and Director of BSA Group Legal Services Ltd, BSA Group’s SRA-regulated law firm. As a qualified solicitor of England and Wales with more than 12 years’ experience advising clients on UK immigration and nationality law, Kate supports members with all UK immigration matters including UKVI sponsor licence compliance. Kate is a member of the Home Office Education Advisory Group and is the boarding sector representative for this group. Prior to joining BSA in 2022 Kate was Partner and Head of Department at a leading full-service UK law firm. Having resided in state, preparatory and senior school boarding houses since 2014 with her Housemaster husband, Kate has a unique perspective of boarding life.


April 23
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:


The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA)
+44 (0) 20 7798 1580
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Virtual – Zoom
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