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Welcome to the Help with my visa! travel, mobility and immigration podcast!

Because when it comes to these things, you can never have too much information :)

Help with my visa! Podcast Gareth Richards

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Welcome to the Help with my visa! travel, mobility and immigration podcast!

Because when it comes to these things, you can never have too much information :)

    Help with my visa Podcast: 5 Key Considerations for International Students Coming to the UK, with Ian Moody, Deputy Director - International at the University of Sunderland

    Help with my visa Podcast: 5 Key Considerations for International Students Coming to the UK, with Ian Moody, Deputy Director - International at the University of Sunderland

    In this episode of the Help with my visa! Podcast we talk to Ian Moody, Deputy Director - International at the University of Sunderland where he gives his 5 Key Considerations for international students thinking about coming to the UK.  

    If you're thinking about coming to study in the UK, Ian's tips are invaluable to make sure you're organised, can answer all questions at your UK Student visa interview and arrive in the UK ready to study.  

    To help with budgeting your maintenance requirement, Ian recommends visiting the UKCISA website at www.ukcisa.org  

    If you’d like to find out more about the University of Sunderland you can visit their website a www.sunderland.ac.uk, or get in touch with Ian’s team directly at international.enquiries@sunderland.ac.uk where they can put in contact with a local office or let you speak to staff in the UK.

    Help with my visa Podcast: Getting Your Dream Job in the UK, with Clinical Researcher Sofia Chowdhury

    Help with my visa Podcast: Getting Your Dream Job in the UK, with Clinical Researcher Sofia Chowdhury

    In this episode of the Help with my visa! Podcast we talk to Clinical Researcher Sofia Chowdhury about how she found her Dream Job while also moving from Russia with her young family.  

    This episode is an excellent listen for anyone thinking about moving to the UK to find their Dream Job, as Sofia tells us exactly what worked for her... and what didn't.  

    Sofia is a Russian national and talks us through how she initially moved to the UK with her husband and two young children, and then undertook a major career change to land a role at the University of Edinburgh, one of the most prestigious institutions for clinical research in the world.  

    Originally trained as a cardiologist and with a PhD, before moving to the UK Sofia spent a decade in commercial roles at a major customer experience management organisation.  

    She tells us how she pivoted to move back into medicine as a Clinical Researcher, and what she needed to do to successfully land her Dream Job in the UK.  

    From networking to gaining additional qualifications and making sure her CV was 100% laser-focused on the role she wanted, Sofia's experience shows how it's possible to successfully make major life-changing decisions and move to the UK to find work.  

    You can hear her story on the Help with my visa! Podcast, and do make sure you like and subscribe so you're notified when the next episode is published.

    Help with my visa Podcast: International Students - An MBA in the UK by MBA Recruitment Manager, Tony Whiteman-Reynolds

    Help with my visa Podcast: International Students - An MBA in the UK by MBA Recruitment Manager, Tony Whiteman-Reynolds

    In this episode of the Help with my visa! Podcast we speak with Tony Whiteman-Reynolds, MBA Recruitment Manager at the Business School at City, University of London. Tony talks us through the admissions process for international students joining the MBA programme and also gives excellent guidance for prospective international students thinking about studying in the UK more generally.

    Tony and his team are extremely approachable, and if you’re thinking about applying for an MBA at the Business School he’s happy for you to email him for more information at tony.whiteman-reynolds@city.ac.uk or you can email the general MBA recruitment team at cass-mba@city.ac.uk

    Help with my visa Podcast: Helping you through your Biometric Enrolment Appointment, by Jeremy Arnold at Mudra Services

    Help with my visa Podcast: Helping you through your Biometric Enrolment Appointment, by Jeremy Arnold at Mudra Services

    In this episode of the Help with my visa! Podcast we talk to Jeremy Arnold about how his organisation, Mudrā Services, has been successfully helping UK visa applicants through their biometric appointments at UK Visas and Citizenship Application Centres (UKVCAS).

    Having been in the business since 2003, Jeremy and his team have helped more than 22,000 people as they renew or switch their UK visas.

    Mudrā Services has historically provided this support service by working with major UK-based immigration law firms but is now evolving its service offering to work directly with the public.

    On the podcast, Jeremy tells us what you can expect at a UKVCAS service centre during the biometric enrolment process, as well as how Mudrā Services is expanding its service offerings to immigration law firms.

    Visa Applicants: Find out more about the Biometric Enrolment Appointment services Mudrā Services offers on the Help with my visa! website.

    Immigration Law Firms: Contact Jeremy directly to find out how Mudrā Services can help with your back office and administrative tasks on the Mudrā Services website.

    Help with my visa! Podcast: Your Guide to the New UK Visa Points-based System with Ian Robinson, Partner at Fragomen

    Help with my visa! Podcast: Your Guide to the New UK Visa Points-based System with Ian Robinson, Partner at Fragomen

    In this episode of the Help with my visa! Podcast we get the low-down on the UK’s new Points-based System for visas and immigration from Ian Robinson, a Partner at global immigration law firm Fragomen.  

    Ian talks us through the recent changes to the UK visa system, including the introduction of the Skilled Worker visa.  

    He also covers the EU Settlement Scheme and IDV apps that are helping people navigate the UK’s visa and immigration system remotely from their own phones.  

    Ian also gives some excellent guidance to people considering moving to a new country, what they should consider when choosing a destination and what types of UK visas they should investigate before they make a decision on how to proceed.  

    While the podcast gives an excellent overview of the UK visa and immigration system changes and what you should consider if you’re thinking about emigrating, none of the content Ian covers should be treated as legal advice and you should always refer to the law or speak to an expert immigration advisor before making such a decision.

    Help with my visa Podcast: 5 Top Tips for staying safe when travelling by Emerging Markets Consultant, Carina Bedford

    Help with my visa Podcast: 5 Top Tips for staying safe when travelling by Emerging Markets Consultant, Carina Bedford

    The next episode of the Help with my visa! Podcast is now live!

    In it we talk to Emerging Markets Consultant Carina Bedford where she gives us her 5 Top Tips for staying safe when travelling.

    As an experienced traveller, Carina has visited 80 countries for business, pleasure and volunteer work, including 35 countries in Africa.

    From her travel experiences and the ‘hostile environment’ training courses she’s attended she gives us a run-down of the things you need to be aware of when travelling somewhere new and unfamiliar.

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