Time to take action
On June 24th 2014, the Home Office took action against 3 universities and 57 private colleges, which affected their ability to recruit new students from outside the UK. Unfortunately, Blake Hall College was one of them.
As your union representatives we are very concerned about how this will affect us and we strongly believe that the action taken by the Home Office was unfair.
This Friday, one of the most influential supporters of students, the National Union of Students (NUS), will be coming to Blake Hall College. They will be here to discuss the students’ concerns and lobby on behalf of us being able to take back our rights.
NUS has specifically wrote a letter to you all, which you can read by clicking here:
We urge ALL current and terminated students to attend the meeting which will take place:
- Friday, the 17th October at 2.00pm
It is extremely important that everyone who has concerns attends and you must bring the following scanned copies with you:
- All Visa Copies
- All previous CAS letters
- All education documents
- Proof of English
- Proof that your visa application is pending with the home office ( if applicable)
- Any additional letters to support your case
It is imperative that you bring these scanned copies with you, should you want to be seen or given any further support.
Blake Hall College and the Student Union have worked hard to make this happen and this is your opportunity to show everyone how powerful we are when we are united and work together!
NUS have started several actions on behalf of yourselves and other students affected. We encourage you to take part in these actions.
- We have started a petition calling on the government to support students affected by the revocation of their College’s Tier 4 licence – add your signature here: http://www.change.org/p/james-brokenshire-protect-tens-of-thousands-of-innocent-international-students-future
- We have built an online system to help you contact your MP in an easy and hassle free way. Write your MP a letter asking them to stand up for you in Parliament:http://nus.org.uk/en/take-action/welfare-and-student-rights/international-students-lobby-against-home-office-action/
Finally according to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, one of the very important characteristics of a student is to questions. Let the students ask questions.
Thank you for using your voice.
Blake Hall Colleges’ Student Union