Written evidence submitted by International
Students of Forth Valley College, Falkirk (SV11)|
Most respectfully, we want to bring very important
information to your attention, which a majority of genuine International
students will suffer soon because of the newly brought proposals
by abolishing the Post Study Work (PSW) Visa, which was actually
promised before we started our studies in United Kingdom. Now
in the middle of our study, the rules are being changed after
we have already spent thousands of pounds here. Just to bring
in your attention the reasons PSW is preferable for us rather
than Tier 2 (work permit).
- 1. Most of PSW candidates are willing to
be self employed and start a business rather than look for a job
to qualify for a Tier 2 visa.
- 2. Even for a good professional job, employers
always want to see a right to work documents first before offering
any position, means no PSW no job offer.
- 3. Plus it's impossible to secure the job
in the last remaining 4 months of visa because most of employers
want to see the full degrees not just transcripts and degrees
normally awarded at the end of visa/stay.
Therefore ending PSW all of sudden means the scheme
that have attracted thousands of students was a con, which we
don't expect from the fair justice system of Great Britain. All
we want is a fair transitional period which covers all the genuine
students who started their study probably in September 2010 by
the understanding of PSW.
We acknowledge Government is doing what is best for
country, but we are the ambassadors of our countries and don't
want to have a bad impression of UK in our countries. Therefore,
we thought to represent 100's of international students and show
their concern regarding this serious matter. We hope you will
look at our problem and do something reasonable according to your
power for the reputation of Britain; we will be much obliged.