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Virtual conference: Tier 4, and the new immigration pathway
08 Oct 2020 - 08 Oct 2020





Tier 4, and the new immigration pathway 

Virtual conference

Date: October 08, 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Price: Member rate (BSA/BAISIS/Sacpa) - £175 and Non-member rate - £350

Audience: Admissions, Marketing, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding


Preparing for the new Immigration System

In September 2020, the Government announced that the UK’s new Student and Child Student routes, which are part of the UK's new points-based immigration system, will open for applications on October 5, 2002, in preparation for the new immigration system which will be active from January 1, 2021. These routes will replace the existing Tier 4 (General) and Tier 4 (Child) student routes. The new student route will apply to EEA nationals moving to the UK from January 01, 2021.

To help member schools prepare, this event will cover the key changes and issues to consider when recruiting international, including EU, students. The day will include:


  • An overview of the new immigration system
    • What is changing for Child Students?
    • How does the new Student route differ from the current Tier 4 route for international students?
    • BCA and CAS considerations.
  • EU Settlement Scheme update:
    • What will the application process be like?
    • What happens to applicants who have made an application / been issued a CAS before the new route goes live?
    • What about EEA nationals who have already started studying?
    • What about EEA nationals who have started studying by distance learning and will come to the UK in the future?




Aileen Kane, BSA, Chief Operating Officer

Aileen Kane is Director of Operations at the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA). She leads BSA’s Marketing and Services Team, which oversees marketing, media, social media, print and digital publishing, events, sponsorship, advertising, finance, HR and facilities. She also deputises for the Chief Executive. 

After nine years managing marketing and communications at two independent UK boarding schools, Aileen joined BSA as Head of Communications in March 2015. A business graduate, she worked as a head of international marketing in the beauty industry before entering the education sector.  

Aileen, who understands the issues and challenges facing the UK boarding sector, is a member of BSA’s senior leadership team. Through this she has responsibility for liaising with the government including DfE and the Home Office, local authorities and other agencies to support member schools. She is a board member of the Boarding School Partnership group which aims to place vulnerable children into boarding schools and also heads up BSAs work to find places for refugee children escaping from conflict countries.  



Hazar El-Chamaa, Partner, Penningtons Manches LLP

Hazar has over 15 years’ immigration experience and is recognised for her expertise in the education sector, her clients include universities, independent schools and large private education providers, whom she assists on all aspects of compliance, risk management, restructuring, business strategies and day to day immigration issues. She is an elected trustee of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA) and feeds into work on policy reforms to the immigration system. Hazar is a frequent speaker on immigration law and gives training on compliance with sponsorship licence duties under Tier 4 (new student route) and Tier 2 as well as with prevention of illegal working legislation. She has provided training for ILPA, the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) and the Boarding Schools Association. Hazar is listed in Who’s Who, Spears, Chambers and Legal 500 guides to the legal profession.





Please note that these sessions will be recorded and will be shared with delegates after the event. If delegates are interested, therefore, but cannot attend live, we still recommend using the booking form above. 

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