Australia lifts work restrictions for foreign student nurses - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia lifts work restrictions for foreign student nurses

Australia has lifted visa restrictions that would have limited the work hours of 20,000 foreign student nurses to help deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

The ease of restrictions, concerning the foreign student nurses working hours, comes as part of an effort by the government of Australia to ease the pressure placed on their aged care sector under the strain of the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims - Global Education Times (GET News)

Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims

New research by the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed that students tend to value careers guidance given by parents more than their teachers or career advisors.

A new study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has found that, contrary to popular belief, children look for career guidance more from their homes and parents, than they do from their classrooms or school offices.

The RSC notes that it believes this is why it is essential to guide the parents so they can help their children make informed decisions.

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Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed - Global Education Times (GET News)

Tier 4 visa extension for Chinese students proposed

The National Union of Students (NUS) has called for an automatic extension of Tier 4 visa issued to Chinese students pursuing education in the UK amongst other measures to help them during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has caused significant disruption to classrooms across the world and several institutions within the UK have closed campuses as well.

International students, particularly Chinese students, find themselves in problematic circumstances with exam postponements, closure of student housing facilities, and the issue of their Tier 4 student visas running out.

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Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express

Canada has announced the launch of Nigeria Student Express, an accelerated visa processing scheme for Nigerian students.

Under the new pilot scheme, eligible Nigerian students will have the luxury of expedited visa processing time frames.

Nigeria Student Express (NSE), a new visa pilot scheme, has been launched by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK graduates with a first or 2:1 degree earn more

UK graduates with a first or upper-second class degree earn more money than their peers, a new study has found.

Researchers from HESA (the Higher Education Statistic Agency) and the Department of Economics at Warwick University compared the pay of graduates with non-graduates.

The research noted that the decline in ‘graduate premium’ was less pronounced for graduates with higher grade degrees.

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US relaxes online education visa rules to battle Coronavirus outbreak - Global Education Times (GET News)

US relaxes online education visa rules to battle Coronavirus outbreak

In reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, the US immigration authorities have relaxed online education visa rules for international students.

The potential procedural adaptations message released by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) on Monday last week was sent to all SEVP-certified colleges and universities.

The statement declared that such institutions ‘may need to adapt their procedures and policies to address the significant public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 crisis’.

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Australia seeks to become top English language study destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

Australia seeks to become top English language study destination

The government of Australia has unveiled a new sector strategy with the aim to establish itself as a top, world-class English language study destination for international students.

The Department of Education and Training’s (DET) new sector strategy – English Language Teaching International Engagement Strategy 2025 – has noted that it recognises the key role that English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) plays in relation to Australia’s education exports.

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