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The International Student Office is organizing a walk through the field from campus to Kenilworth this Sunday 13 May. Come along a take advantage of the summery weather!
It's a 3-mile walk, which should take an hour and a bit. The walk is across fields but always on a path, so trainers are more than enough unless it's really muddy on the day. You can walk, take the bus or share a taxi back to campus.
Meeting at 10am at the bus interchange - please sign up here.
Full Scholarship for a Master Degree at Tsinghua University, China. Come to the talk on 23 May at 12:00 in OC1.08
Information at this link https://www.schwarzmanscholars.org/about/
Join us for our coach trips to lots of interesting destinations this summer, including:
Castleton & Bakewell: 28 April
Black Country Living Museum & Dudley Castle: 12 May
Liverpool & Mersey River Festival: 26 May
Blackpool: 16 June
Chester & Chester Heritage Festival: 23 June
We'd love to welcome you on board!
Colombia’s agency in charge of study loans, grants and scholarships for national and international students, ICETEX, has put in place a postgraduate scholarship scheme for foreign professionals interested in pursuing graduate studies at Colombian higher education institutions. British citizens are eligible for this scheme which presents a new opportunity to increase British student mobility to Colombia and, hence, continue strengthening the growing Colombia-UK collaboration in higher education, science and research.
For more information, please see the document here.
Postgraduate student on campus over the Easter vacation? Then come and join us for a postgrad Easter Egg Hunt! It's a great way to get into the Springtime spirit and to get some fresh air - plus, there will be chocolate!
Meet us on the lawn outside Senate House between 2-3pm on Wednesday 28th March to get hunting! No need to book - just turn up.
Hosted in collaboration with Warwick SU and Warwick Tabletop Games and Roleplaying Society, there will be a vast array of games to choose from - including some of your favourites, and some which you might not be familiar with, catering to all abilities. So whether you’re looking for some light-hearted laughs or want to knuckle down and get your game on, there’s something for everyone.
Are you on campus during the Easter vacation? Come along to the Dirty Duck on Thursday 29 March to meet new people, make new connections and maybe even learn something, through chatting with other participants, about Easter in the UK or spring festivals in other countries and cultures. There's no particular programme, just come along and have fun, perhaps over some food and drink from the Dirty Duck!
To ensure that yours is a trip to remember for all the right reasons, please take time to
read our top tips for safe travel:
• Always travel with a copy of your passport and immigration permission – if your hotel has a safe, store the original documents there and carry duplicates when out and about
• If your visa is a separate BRP card: remember that you will need both this and your passport to re-enter the UK when travelling overseas
• Be mindful of your surroundings, never leave bags open or unattended and avoid carrying on your person high-cost items like digital cameras or tablets
• If travelling overseas, take out comprehensive travel insurance which will cover both your personal belongings and health care
• Refer online for full instructions of what to do should you should you lose your documents, or have them stolen: www.warwick.ac.uk/immigration/lostpassportandvisas
Are you staying on campus during the Easter break? We’re running some one-off volunteering days during the holidays to keep you involved in the local community!
Here is an overview of what’s on offer so far:
- Wednesday 21 March - The London Road Project
- Tuesday 10 April - Coventry Food Bank
- Tuesday 17 April - Bring Back Guys Cliffe
- Wednesday 18 April - Kings Hill Nursery
Visit warwick.ac.uk/oneoffvolunteering to read more about the activities and book your place!
It has been brought to our attention by the Home Office that there is a current scam which is targeting Tier 4 students. Some students may receive a telephone call from an individual who fraudulently purports to represent the Home Office.
The caller tells the student to verify their telephone number 020 7035 4848 on the www.gov.uk website, search for Home Office, and then scroll down to the bottom of the screen so that they can verify that the caller is calling from the genuine Home Office number. The caller ID on the student’s mobile does show this number.
The telephone caller claims to be from the UK Home Office and appears to be genuine and convincing as they have some personal information (typically, the caller will know passport numbers, as well as telephone numbers, postcode and names) and ask victims to confirm the details they have are correct.
They may then tell victims that they have not paid for an immigration service and, as a result, have to pay a fine (usually £1200 - £1520 but maybe more or less) or they will be reported to the Police/or the Home Office who will detain or deport them.
Students who have been targeted have reported that the fraudsters become very insistent and forceful. This is a common fraudster's technique, aimed at causing you to panic and become pressurised into paying the "fine"/ “money”.
These calls are NOT from the Home Office. Neither the Home Office nor UKVI would contact you in this manner.
If you receive such a call:
* Do not give the caller any personal information, nor confirm that any information they have is correct. Do not make any payment.
* You may wish to take their name and number, and you may wish to tell the caller that you know the call is fraudulent, and that you will be reporting the call to the police and the Home Office. Or you may wish to simply hang up.
* Report the incident to your International Student Adviser in the Office for International Office, who can report the fraud to the police and to the Home Office if you wish.
* If you wish, you can report the matter online to Action Fraud (where you will find a link to report it to the Home Office):
The International Student Office, in collaboration with the Warwick Indian Society, would like to invite you to celebrate Holi, the Hindu spring festival known as the "festival of colours", with us on 9 March!
The festival traditionally celebrates the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil, but is also well known around the world for its celebration using coloured powder! This is your chance to take part in this fun and memorable event, which is open to ALL students at Warwick!
Book your ticket now for just £3, then bring yourself and a change of clothes to Westwood campus on 9 March for what promises to be a memorable afternoon! Tickets may sell out for this event, so ensure you book as soon as possible!
Student Volunteering Week is taking place from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February 2018. It is a national celebration of the positive impact students have on their communities through volunteering. We're organising a range of activities throughout the week which you can get involved in. To find out more and sign-up to activities, visit: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/svw
Lunar New Year is coming up soon, and our Go Global Ambassadors would love to welcome in the Year of the Dog with you!
This is a great opportunity to have some fun and learn something new about a cultural celebration, so do come along to enjoy a meal out at a local restaurant, learn more about this upcoming festival, and meet some fellow students from different backgrounds!
If you are interested in practising languages and meeting other students, join Library Language Exchange. We meet every other week in Rootes Learning Grid and chat over coffee and biscuits. Everyone is welcome, whether you are fluent in several languages or speak just one. For more details and to share the languages you would like to practise, visit the event’s page.
Our innovative 3-stage intercultural training programme is a great way to make the most of your time at the highly international and diverse institution that is Warwick. Comprising 2 face-to-face workshops and a suite of online modules, this programme is open to all students, completely free, and full of interesting and interactive activities. Book your place on our term 2 workshops now!
It is not too late to start volunteering! We have created a selection of projects managed by Warwick Volunteers with which you can start volunteering in Term 2. No DBS checks are required for these projects. Click here to find out more
You can also browse through ongoing external opportunities by visiting our Project Search Tool, selecting "When to join? Term 2". Make sure you also sign-up to our weekly newsletter, as many external opportunities advertised there start within the next weeks.
The International Student Office, in cooperation with your Residential Life Team, runs an exciting programme of trips throughout the academic year. There are some great destinations on offer this term, including Manchester, Cardiff, Cambridge, Windsor and Nottingham. These are available to international and home students alike, and are a great way to meet new people whilst discovering a part of the UK you might not have been to before. Head over to our trips & events page to find out more.
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