Manchester British University Fair: Working in the UK


Our Immigration Law solicitors at Simpson Millar LLP were pleased to be at the IEC Abroad British University Fair last month hosting a seminar titled "Working in the UK – Navigating the Immigration System".IEC Abroad Manchester

Emma Brooksbank, Associate and Head of Immigration at Simpson Millar, was at the twice yearly event at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. Don't worry if you missed Emma's seminar, you can catch an overview of the day and our top tips here.

Navigating the Immigration System

The immigration rules in the UK are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to understand; the rules are constantly changing and it can be impossible to know where you stand. If you're an international student, you're likely to be unsure about your rights to work both during and after your studies.

Our immigration team have a great deal of experience advising individuals on these issues and our seminar was a chance to get a clearer view of your options. We covered all aspects of working in the UK and what your options may be depending on your circumstances.

At the IEC event Emma discussed

  • The Points Based System – what it is and how it works
  • How you can work in the UK with or without sponsorship under Tiers 2, 5 and 1
  • Tier 2 eligibility and eventual settlement rights
  • How you can get points
  • What the Resident Labour Market Test is, how it is applied and any exemptions
  • Rights of family members and dependants
  • Any rights of review

Emma's Top Tips:

  • Prepare in advance
  • Read your application and guidance thoroughly
  • Take care to submit the correct documents
  • Send originals, use special delivery and keep copies
  • Seek advice
  • Discounted Immigration Advice for IEC Attendees

    We're offering a 10% discount to all IEC Abroad British University Fair attendees. If you came along to the event, you can get 10% off any of our immigration services over £250 - and if you introduce a friend or family member they can receive 10% off too.

    Simpson Millar's immigration team are regulars and are hoping to be at the next British University Fair in Manchester in November; keep an eye out nearer the time!

    Specialist Immigration Advice in Manchester

    Emma heads up a nationwide team of specialist lawyers, including Ashley Stothard, our Paralegal on hand to provide advice at Simpson Millar's Manchester office. We provide comprehensive advice on wide-ranging immigration issues, helping to make any applications as simple and straightforward for you as possible.

    If you would like to view the presentation, download a PDF containing all our slides from the Manchester IEC Abroad University Fair.

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