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    Quote from johncover44
    i'm from isa too, i'm still here in the phil. and i already pay 150k to isa. rgarding with the 35-40 hours work placement/wk is okey for me since i still single and i'm not pressured to send back. but my biggest concern for now is the latest or new rules that i have been hearing. accordng to my sources uk border will only allow student visa holder to haver 10 hrs work/ week plus 15 hours for the school. is there anyone here who heard about this news? how true is it? i really want to bck out from isa but i dont know if i can still get the 150k that i gave them.


    i am still hoping that withis new rules, we can still work even 35 hours a week.... pls reply, thanks guys. its been 3 sleeplees nights for me after hearing this news
    this is what is stated on the uk borders agency website regarding the new changes, so a lot will depend on how your course is classified. if less that degree level then yes you are restricted also if degree level then you are restricted to no more than 20 hours so you will not be able to work your 35 hours you are talking about

    q. what are the restrictions on employment for students?
    a. students may work part-time for a number of hours during term time depending on their course, and full time during vacations.

    students following a course of degree level study or a foundation degree course can work for no more than 20 hours per week in term time;

    students following a course of study below degree level study (excluding a foundation degree course) can work for no more than 10 hours per week in term time.

    tier 4 q&a for students
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    Quote from johncover44
    I'm from ISA too, I'm still here in the phil. and i already pay 150k to ISA. rgarding with the 35-40 hours work placement/wk is okey for me since I still single and I'm not pressured to send back. But my biggest concern for now is the latest or new rules that i have been hearing. Accordng to my sources UK border will only allow student visa holder to haver 10 hrs work/ week plus 15 hours for the school. Is there anyone here who heard about this news? how true is it? I really want to bck out from ISA but i dont know if i can still get the 150k that I gave them.


    I am still hoping that withis new rules, we can still work even 35 hours a week.... pls reply, thanks guys. Its been 3 sleeplees nights for me after hearing this news
    - Yup, you heard that right. 10 hour limit for below-degree level, so if you're on NVQ, then that rule applies to you. Good thing for you, you only paid 150,000. That's not much, considering that they're charging (currently) 600,000. You can ask for a refund. However, they won't be as prompt in paying as they are when asking for payments. It could take a few months, depending on how persistent you are in following it up. You might need to be forceful and they may have to be threatened. Otherwise, your request for refund will fall on deaf ears.
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    Does anybody here know on how long ISA deploys students for UH after getting an SV? thanks?
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    Quote from ybiang
    Does anybody here know on how long ISA deploys students for UH after getting an SV? thanks?
    ISA deployed me after about a month. But as of now, I think it'll take longer. You see, there are lots of ISA students here in UK who don't have work, and some have been deployed here since last December.
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    Hi guys, Im a newly registered nurse. I heard about Job
    Connections who has a sister company in the Philippines which is Study Connect. My Aunt who is working now in Uk told me about it. She said that same company provides work placement for the other consultancies here in the Philippines. Have anyone of you heard about them? Im really worried going to ISA after hearing and reading some of the very bad feedback about them. A friend told me that ISA is a scam.Please advise me. Thank you!
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    Quote from mix_rn
    Hi guys, Im a newly registered nurse. I heard about Job
    Connections who has a sister company in the Philippines which is Study Connect. My Aunt who is working now in Uk told me about it. She said that same company provides work placement for the other consultancies here in the Philippines. Have anyone of you heard about them? Im really worried going to ISA after hearing and reading some of the very bad feedback about them. A friend told me that ISA is a scam.Please advise me. Thank you!
    -well, ISA is not a scam. They can really deploy students and with visa processing, and find you a work placement. But most of their promises aren't really true. One thing, it's just break even (meaning, you earn just enough to pay your debts incurred just paying ISA)
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    @mix RN

    I believe that the owner or director of JOB CONNECTIONS UK and STUDY CONNECT here in the Philippines are one. I think this thread does not allow me to mention any names, so i cannot disclose the name of the owner..Anyway, i actually have a friend who applied sa Study Connect and i was with her all throughout the application process, and she had no problems with her SV application she is now in UK.. Study Connect was fast and transparent with their fees and transactions, not to mention, MUCH CHEAPER than what ISA is offering. They also offer the 2 year BSc Intl Nsg. program in UH for BSN graduates and the Overseas nursing program for RN's as long as you have 1 year nsg experience and IELTS 7 on all bands..gosh, i sound like im endorsing them..hahaha..btw, im not im just sharing what i know
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Mar 23, '10 : Reason: Posted a lot in Tagalog, pm to member
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    hi...anyone there? My cousin was deployed by ISA, he paid closer to 800K all package. While in UK, he came to know that the amount he paid here for 2 years has not been forwarded by ISA to the university. They are not a reliable agency. So i decided to look for a RELIABLE agency. Anyone can help me?...please.
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    hi..i applied before to ISA then backed out cause my cousin who was first went in UK advised me not to pursue my application to ISA because the course fee that he had paid here (roughly 600K) was not able to forward to university. Meaning, even if you have paid the 2 year course, the ISA did not pay it to he university.
    Be aware of this guys.
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    Please be aware that there are now some new changes to being a student in the UK and this means you are restricted on working

    Some highlights that will affect you

    If you are applying under Tier 4 (General) to study a course that is below degree level and is not a foundation degree, we have reduced the amount of work that you can do during term time to 10 hours per week. (The maximum level used to be 20 hours per week).

    If you are applying to study a course lower than degree level (excluding foundation degree courses) under Tier 4 (General), your dependants will no longer be able to work (unless they qualify to work in their own right under Tier 1 or Tier 2 of the points-based system).

    Changes to Tier 4 Student visa application


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