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    Quote from morpheus_rn
    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.
    you can try out cozyguard's agency: Study Connect

    That's really the case with ISA, they don't pay the tuition fee in full amount. They pay it in installments, but rest assured that you won't have to pay anything to the university. That's what our module leader told us in UH.

    But I don't really endorse ISA, nor student visas. It's not worth it, due to the current changes/restrictions made by Home Office.
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    Quote from coyzquared
    @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
    hi, i just want to ask you if you're friend who went to UK thru SV in study connect, is she only a BSN graduate or s/he already has a license here in the phil, with or without experience? because i have an offer in UK with BSc international nursing in northampton,. im just worried if i would be able to acquire the required experience when i will register in NMC after graduation..

    anyone, feel free to comment.. im still weighing the pros & cons if should i pursue that offer or not. im a fresh grad, oct 2009. i will be taking my NLE this coming July so... i cant make up my mind yet.. my parents wants me to take that offer in uk but im really worried about that experience thing for international nurses..

    thanks
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    @strawbry

    Hello!actually my friend is already a registered nurse here in the Philippines, however she doesn't have at least 1 year experience as a nurse and an IELTS SCORE OF 7 on all bands(two are requirements to get a decision letter from NMC in the UK that would qualify you for the ONP) that's why she wasnt able to qualify for the Overseas Nursing Programme thus, she decided to enroll for a BSc Degree in International Nursing i think the benefit of finshing the degree is you are qualified to apply for a Tier 1 Post-study work visa where in you will be able to work full time.. Enrolling for a BSc International Nursing degree does not make you eligible to register for the NMC..nor the working experience you'll gain in the workplacement is irrelevant because you will not work as a nurse,you will work in a nursing home..

    Let me share what i know about the programs of study connect, they offer the BSc International Nursing Degree in Partnership with University of Hertfordshire it is a study-work program the requirements for you to be able to apply for this degree is a bachelor's degree in Nursing and IELTS 6 in speaking and listening and 6.5 on reading and writing..the good thing with study connect though is they have a sister company in UK which is Job connections which is a recruitment company that caters to different nursing homes and hospitals in the UK so they will find you a workplacement in accordance with the University(it's like Hertfordshire is in charge for the study part making sure that you enter there legally and that your intention is to study and Study Connect is in charge with the workplacement which works hand in hand with the University in the no.of working hours you are allowed to have). For this program you will have 17.5 hours of work placement as part of your course work, since this is a degree course you are allowed also 20 hours per week making it 37.5 hours per week ) and you will have an allowance of at least 5.85-6.85 pounds an hour depends on the work placement and which area in the UK.

    They also offer the Overseas Nursing Programme(i don't know what school but i think its with University of Northampton), this program will allow you to become a registered nurse in the UK the requirements of this would be a decision letter from the Nursing and Midwifery Council which would require you to have at least 12months of experience as a nurse and an IELTS score of 7 on all bands, the ONP program is a 20 days protected learning and you will have a 6 months paid work placement in hospitals i think.. Unless you have a decision letter from the NMC, you will not be able to apply for the ONP program, but if you have been given an NMC decision letter, then Study Connect will help you find a school that offers the ONP and find a workplacement.. if the NMC decides that you are qualified and have finished the program.. you will now be give ur PIN no. as a UK registered nurse!

    P.S

    I hope this helps! i'm just sharing what i know, i am not well-versed with the system but somehow i have an idea..thanks and God bless!
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    @coyzquared - ahhh i see.. so i really dont have a chance to be a nurse in UK even if i get a nursing degree there.. now i know.. hehe.. thanks! ^_~
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    @ strwberry - im a recent grad as well (graduated March 2009, took the board exam on June 2009). I'm a registered nurse with zero post-registration experience. Although I didn't intend to be a nurse here in UK, I somewhat regretted my decision to study here, because I put my nursing career on hold. I'm currently working as a carer in a nursing home as part of my placement, and I tell you, its not an easy job to do. It's a good thing that the people where I work are nice and accommodating. My classmates don't have the same luck as me. Some of them find their workplace daunting; they're not treated well.

    UK is a good place to go; but not with a student visa. You will hardly get back what you invested.

    The only thing i'm looking forward to is getting the degree from the University of Hertfordshire, hoping that I will be able to hold on till then.
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    @ladygie

    How much have you paid ISA before you were able to leave the Philippines? and do you have any relatives there in the UK? I guess going there in the UK via the SV route has its ups and downs but if you planned to be really a nurse and you knew all along that having that degree won't make you a registered nurse in the UK then its a bad decision but if you knew the consequences of going there via SV then its up to you on how you can make most out that SV experience, you'll never know what opportunities you'll have there maybe you'll meet your future husband!haha kiddin! ..ive heard sad and happy stories about students who are already there..but not all are regretting that they went there by via SV..maybe if you finish the degree you can apply for the Tier 1 PSW visa..which will allow you to work full time without any restricitons for 1 year..or use your carer experience to apply to canada or the US..everything will fall into place ladygie...be optimistic..dont be drag down by the sad stories you hear about SV's..God bless..

    if you have ym add me up pls coyax88@yahoo.com
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    I believe ISA deploys students to UH before. Well i know until know they still do. But since there are 2 new schools GCU (Glasgow Caledonian Univ in Scotland) and UN (University of Northampton in England) I decided not to go for UH. I have paid ISA more than 300k and my scheduled departure is on June. I am just wondering, if ISA do not remit the tuition fee to the school; how come I contacted both schools in England & Scotland and they inform me to process my application through ISA since it would be way cheaper that way. Honestly, for UN / GCU Bsc International Nursing costs 8950GBP if I will process it myself. And that's for the tuition fee alone. But with ISA its 650k pesos with tuition for 2 years. confusing?!?!

    I know people here would say it's better to process it yourself. But how come these schools in the UK are telling their applicants to process it through a specific agency?? any inputs about this?

    Also, for ISA students who are enrolled in BSc Int'l Nursing and NOT NVQ is it true you can work for 37.5 hours / week?

    Thanks
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    Quote from esem717
    I believe ISA deploys students to UH before. Well i know until know they still do. But since there are 2 new schools GCU (Glasgow Caledonian Univ in Scotland) and UN (University of Northampton in England) I decided not to go for UH. I have paid ISA more than 300k and my scheduled departure is on June. I am just wondering, if ISA do not remit the tuition fee to the school; how come I contacted both schools in England & Scotland and they inform me to process my application through ISA since it would be way cheaper that way. Honestly, for UN / GCU Bsc International Nursing costs 8950GBP if I will process it myself. And that's for the tuition fee alone. But with ISA its 650k pesos with tuition for 2 years. confusing?!?!

    I know people here would say it's better to process it yourself. But how come these schools in the UK are telling their applicants to process it through a specific agency?? any inputs about this?

    Also, for ISA students who are enrolled in BSc Int'l Nursing and NOT NVQ is it true you can work for 37.5 hours / week?

    Thanks
    The universities should have their own International student advisers so you should be able to contact them to discuss your concerns
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    UK borders agency

    Working while you are in the UK

    During your stay, you will be allowed to:

    • work part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during term-time;
    • work full-time during vacations;
    • do a work placement as part of your course;
    • work as a postgraduate doctor or dentist (if your course of study is a recognised Foundation Programme); and
    • be a student union sabbatical officer for up to two years


    http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/st...tvisa/#header7
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    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....


    hi.. i just want to know about the study connect consultancy how much will it cost me to apply for the SV? becasuse i'm also applicant of ISA my friend and i already paid 320k each..


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