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#1 Luna

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:49 PM


I was wondering if anyone could help me..

I want to move to the UK, mostly to be with my boyfriend, who is not british (he is a student there and working).
I also want to try and find a job there and generally, move to the UK.

I don't have any degree or finance for studying there, I was wondering what are my options.

I am itnerested at the cambridge area this year but I might have to move to huddersfield next year as my boyfriend starts his third year of university.

As far as I found, I need to be invited to work in the UK by a company to get a working visa, I am a bit lost when it comes to that (where to look? who would invite me? why would anyone take me without any specialty?)

I would love to hear any advices people might have and any help possible! :)

If anyone has ideas, feel free to PM me.

Thanks! ^^

#2 David Styles

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:31 PM

I was wondering if anyone could help me..

I want to move to the UK, mostly to be with my boyfriend, who is not british (he is a student there and working).
I also want to try and find a job there and generally, move to the UK.

I don't have any degree or finance for studying there, I was wondering what are my options.

I am itnerested at the cambridge area this year but I might have to move to huddersfield next year as my boyfriend starts his third year of university.

As far as I found, I need to be invited to work in the UK by a company to get a working visa, I am a bit lost when it comes to that (where to look? who would invite me? why would anyone take me without any specialty?)

I would love to hear any advices people might have and any help possible! :p

If anyone has ideas, feel free to PM me.

Thanks! ^^


Very many employers here are very keen to take on foreign workers, as it helps them to fulfil quotas and polish an "I employ immigrants" political-correctness badge.

What is your work background? What sort of work are you looking for?

#3 goodman

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:17 AM

hey there, I live in West Yorkshire as well :p and I'm from abroad as well.
But since I'm EU foreigner I don't need anything..got to love the EU.. :p

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#4 Luna

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:10 AM

Hi David.
Unfortunately I don't have much of useful background to offer.

I studied in University for biotechnology degree, first year, then I had to pause because of complications at home.
My work experience is not too rich: web designer (nothing special, mostly data typing), a bit of C++/C# programming, handled the accounts if a local psychologist, computer support, restaurant work and that's about it.

#5 Skötkonung

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:10 AM

I tried to do that myself when I was in university. At the time I was dating a girl from Liverpool. I applied to a number of schools in the area, including Leeds and Manchester.

As it turns out, Uk universities don't accept transfer credits from foreign universities. Furthermore, applying to become a student outside of a transfer program is pretty difficult. I actually had to make several appointments with university staff to sort it all out, and that cost me considerably in terms of travel expense. Ultimately, I just stayed where I was and toughed it out for another year and a half instead of repeating more than half of my undergraduate degree. All this with my dad having been from Orkney, and conferring some degree citizenship through the home office.

In a way, I am glad I didn't transfer because I got my degree done quickly and was able to move onto graduate school sooner. But then, who knows what could have been living in the UK? She ended up moving with me and after a year and half of living together, we broke up (as most young relationships do). It was terrible going through that and I can imagine it would have been even worse without my close friends and family or support.

I guess the point I am trying to make is to be careful about moving for someone.

Edited by Skotkonung, 05 December 2009 - 09:11 AM.


#6 Skötkonung

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:17 AM

I should clarify, by transfer program, I actually mean exchange program.

I also noticed you mentioned employment. That is actually much more difficult that you might imagine, especially with some of the backlash against foreign workers. You might have better luck doing an engagement visa. As far as cost, most of the financial assistance given to indigenous UKers is unavailable to foreign students. You will need a grant or loan to pay all associated costs.

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#7 jenifer445

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:42 AM

hey luna did you get any help till now? because my case is just like you still  i did some research for you hope this helps

UK Govt. is providing work & holiday visa for persons meeting the following criteria. 
1. Financially sound person. 
2. 18 years to 30 years 
3. Good health 
You must see various emigration experts to know your case. Some specialise on in UK immigration.Check British council for latest by laws on Work & study visa of UK.
 





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