Graduate Route Event and AGM 2021

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 10.00-12.00, Zoom
Free to AISA members, pre-booking required

With time ticking on before the Graduate Route goes live on 1st July, AISA would like to take this opportunity to bring our members together with one month to go. This will be an interactive event for colleagues to discuss how they are getting on with their preparations for GIR. Whether you have best practice to share, are looking to pick your colleagues’ brains on their institution’s processes or have questions you’d like to raise, we hope that you will find this event both beneficial and supportive. We will be combining this event with our Annual General Meeting, which will follow the GIR discussion.

The Graduate Route discussion will focus on 3 themes:

  • Eligibility: How has your institution decided to tackle this topic?
  • Adviser Workload & Support for students: What will your support service for students look like? Are you checking applications or merely signposting?
  • Complex scenarios: What issues do you anticipate your students experiencing with the Graduate Route? Are there common areas of difficulty that we should be raising with the Home Office?

We will break into small groups to consider a set of questions relating to each of these themes and will then feed back to the group as a whole. We kindly ask that you utilise this event to share best practice, experience, and ideas, and not for seeking answers to your policy questions. While there are many very experienced advisers in the AISA membership, members should seek advice on policy questions directly from the Home Office or UKCISA, not from each other. We will gather feedback on common themes throughout, however, to raise with UKCISA and the Home Office.

The final portion of the session will be the Annual General Meeting, which will be short. Papers for the AGM will be published in the Members’ Area of the website 1 week before the session.

Booking is now closed

*Where possible, we ask that no more than 3 colleagues from any one member institution sign-up. Sign-up will be closed at 16:00 on Monday 7th June. The Zoom link for the meeting will be sent to all colleagues that have signed up after 16:00 on Monday 7th June.