Post-study work opportunities in the UK

The long awaited post study work permit has now been implemented in the UK. Students completing a degree (bachelor’s or master’s) will be eligible for 2 years and PhD students for 3 years.

From 1 July 2021, international students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or master’s degree will be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new Graduate Route . Students who complete their PhD will be able to stay for three years.

Here is everything you need to know:

Our Student Success Stories: Raghav Beriwala

In 2014, Raghav, our student, went to Aston University where he did a Master’s in International Business. After working for two years in his family business, the master’s degree enabled him to launch Shyam Future Tech, the IT arm of Shyam Steel Industries Ltd in 2017. Today, Shyam Future Tech serves over 580 clients across more than 22 countries, and has worked on over 1,000 projects.

We are happy assisting our students in making the right educational decisions and successfully progressing in their career paths.

Our Student Success Stories: Udita Chakrabarti, queer activist, feminist and former lawyer with an active interest in humanitarian causes

When Udita first contacted us in 2014, she had already finished a BA LLB from Calcutta University and was working as a lawyer for two years. Considering her interests and career plans, especially her wish to work in the field of human rights, we decided that a master’s in International Relations at the University of Surrey would be the best choice for her. After finishing her studies she first became an author for Feminism in India before joining Partners for Law in Development as Communications and Knowledge Officer. PLD is a legal resource group pursuing the realisation of social justice and equality for women. The NGO works in contexts of marginalisation shaped by gender, sexuality, caste, culture and poverty, to take into account the intersecting systems of oppression that diminish recognition and access to rights.

Being global citizens, we believe, means that one should try to make our world a better place. That’s why it is encouraging to see our former students not only being committed to their careers, but working for the greater good.

The best time to invest in education: Your study abroad plans and the Covid situation

Amidst all the uncertainties, many students right now are feeling insecure about their future or are even are unable to plan their next steps as both their final exams and the results have been postponed. These are unprecedented circumstances which took the world by surprise. However, the higher education sector around the globe is trying to deal with this situation in the best way possible keeping the interest and the safety of all students in mind. The health of their students is priority for all institutions.

What can you do at this point?

1. Be patient. Wait and watch.

It is a fluid situation because of the unpredictability of the behaviour of the virus. So decisions need to be put on hold for a while.

2. Have a Plan A and a Plan B

Universities world wide are working towards enabling the fall session to start as usual. They expect the situation to be under control and the environment conducive to begin the session on campus. However, if the situation demands they might shift the initial part of the course online or shift the whole intake to a later start date, perhaps in spring. So be prepared to make a decision on what you will do in any eventuality.

3. Keep the communication on.

Check the university websites for their plans and policy changes on the virus situation. Communicate your concerns to them via email. There may be some delays in their responses since everyone is working from home.

4. Continue with your plans.

Universities across the globe are continuing to accept applications and are issuing offers. Accept your offers within the deadlines, pay the deposits, book your accommodation. Check the refund policy before paying the deposit. Though most universities are offering the option to refund your deposits or defer in case the situation worsens and they are unable to proceed with the classes on campus.

5. Prepare for the degree.

While you are waiting at home for the new normal to come, prepare yourself. Contact your program faculty and ask for a reading list to get a head start. Computer languages, academic writing, a foreign language, other courses related to your main program of study, there are many MOOCs you can join online to upgrade your knowledge and help you to prepare for college education.

6. Be positive.

Don’t give up just yet. It’s only a matter of time.

The good news:

The US government injected $2.3T into their economy to save and support businesses. The UK government announced a rescue package worth £330 billion in March itself to assist businesses struggling with the ‘economic emergency’ caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. The economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis would be “significant, but temporary”, UK’s Indian-origin finance minister Rishi Sunak has said, exuding confidence that Britain’s economy will bounce back “quickly and strongly” once the coronavirus pandemic is brought under control. While the UK economy would contract by 12.8 per cent this year under this scenario, it is expected to get back to its pre-crisis growth trend by the end of 2020. (data taken from ET)

This only means that governments across the world are actively seeking to save their economies and minimize the impact of Covid. Here, we have to remember what happened in Germany post World War II, the country saw a period of what they called “Wirtschaftswunder” – an economic miracle.

While the world economy gets back on its feet, rethink ways to utilise this difficult time efficiently. Build your skills, reinvent yourself through higher education. Keep your dreams on!

Contact us anytime on phone, email, WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom, we are here to help you.

Coffee & Conversation 2020: Making a Career Abroad

Educative, Elucidative, Exclusive is how the students who attended this year’s Coffee & Conversation, described the event.

Our guest speakers Subhojit Mukherjee and Prithviraj Ray immediately connected with everyone which led to a very exciting and interactive discussion. Engaging in intelligent and pertinent questions, the students participated enthusiastically, making the session, as rightly put by Aditya, insightful.

Subhojit began the conversation by comparing the careers of four of his friends who are employed in different countries of the EU. What they all had in common were four things: academic excellence, proactivity, visibility and networking.

He stressed on the importance of maintaining good grades as they make you immediately stand out. However, good grades are not enough. Even if you are an excellent student from a renowned university, there are still many others like you. So why should the employer choose you?

Show that you are the better option, become eligible to be considered, stand out. Employers look for additional skills which you can develop by being involved in various activities. Be proactive, participate in events, join clubs and societies at university, work in projects, intern. Subhojit worked in the university’s student union as a treasurer where he learnt how to organize events with budget constraints and developed negotiation skills. All this gave him an edge over others.

Being from Cambridge or Oxford will not entitle you to a job. The employer chose Prithviraj over an Oxford student because he showed experiences. Through his active participation in various university events, he clearly displayed his independent personality and showed that he can take initiative. Prithviraj today holds the position of Vice President at Enactus, a youth social enterprise to support young people in the UK and got multiple future offers while still in the first year of his degree.

You might face adversities, find ways to beat the limitation. Subhojit, for example, had to regularly come back to India (for personal reasons) during his term breaks, but he worked around it. He found research projects to work on every summer that he was home, at KPMG, the Indian Statistical Institute and IIM Calcutta. He utilized his vacation periods efficiently and wisely.

Have you thought about how important foreign language skills are? Subhojit’s senior got himself a project only because he could speak Portuguese. In a collaborative project, if you know their language, you will be more easy to work with. It also gives you more possibilities when networking. Besides, if you speak their language, you instantly enter their book of trusted.

An athlete himself, Prithviraj pointed out why employers look for sportspersons. Their ability to cope in high pressure situations, their drive, resilience and teamwork, all of these transferable skills makes one highly attractive.

The importance of networking was also widely discussed. Before trying to establish contacts, it is important to plan your career goal first. Once you know where you want to go, try to get in touch and interact with people associated with it. Subhojit carefully chose his mentor after researching all the alumni members and talking to them. Prithviraj’s professional mentor at the university guided him with how to tailor make his CV for every job application and how to highlight his strengths. Where can you meet people to network with? At events organised by your university, at it’s clubs and societies or job fairs. You can also get in touch with your university alumni. But most importantly: build your network of contacts and stay in touch with them.

At the end of our Zoom session, Subhojit finally drew our attention to the existence of “hidden opportunities”. Without keeping in touch with his professor and mentor, he would have never come in contact with the person who informed him about a project at IBM Italy. Subhojit bagged the job as he was the only one to apply for it. No one else knew of the project.

Talking to Subhojit and Prithviraj was inspiring for everyone and a great opportunity to learn about how to establish a career abroad. We are looking forward to next year when we will again invite everyone for a Coffee & Conversation.

Coffee & Conversation 2020: Making a Career Abroad

Join us for another round of Coffee & Conversation. This year’s interactive session will focus on possibilities of making a career abroad. Subhojit Mukherjee will tell us how he became a successful business analyst in Milan, Italy. And Prithviraj Ray will talk about how networking is benefitting him.

We invite all interested students and ex-students. Whether you wish to study or are currently studying abroad, if you have successfully made a career abroad or are in the making: do join us and share your experiences or ask your questions and clarify all your doubts.

Due to the present lockdown, this year’s Coffee & Conversation will take part online on Zoom. All you need is to download the app and contact us for registration.

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Workshop “Study Abroad” at Techno India

How does an international degree enhance one’s career possibilities? Are there chances to find a job in the UK and in Germany after your studies? And how can one finance one’s stay abroad? These were some of the questions discussed in the workshop “Study Abroad” hosted by Globe Ed on 2nd March 2020 at Techno India University, Salt Lake. The workshop was attended by more than 60 students interested to learn more about higher education abroad.

Dr. Hans-Martin Kunz, ex-Lecturer Heidelberg University, Germany, mentioned that the number of Indian students in Germany has tripled over the past few years due to the increasing number of English language postgraduate programmes in the fields of science and engineering. Because of its strong, export-based economy and it’s aging population Germany is currently searching for high skilled workers which makes it an ideal destination for students seeking to work abroad.

Professor Subhamoy Bhattacharya, who holds the chair of Geomechanics at the University of Surrey, UK, talked in a video presentation about the MSc Advanced Geotechnics and the excellent career possibilities in the fields of civil engineering, discussing especially structure and bridge engineering and offshore wind farms. Smriti Kunz, education enthusiast and co-founder of Globe Ed, lead us through the workshop and explained to the students the recently introduced post-study work permit as well as the new point-based immigration system in the UK.

Students of Techno India,

Students of Techno India,

We, Globe Ed, are coming to your college with an exciting opportunity to learn about study and work in the UK and Germany. You will be listening to academic representatives talk and will also have the chance to ask questions. So join us for an interactive session full of information and discovery.

Program details:

1. Brief introduction to Globe Ed

2. Dr. Hans-Martin Kunz
Former Professor
Heidelberg University, Germany
Talk: on the education system and opportunities in Germany

3. Professor S. Bhattacharya
Head of Civil Engineering Department
University of Surrey, UK
Talk (via video): on the courses and opportunities in the field of civil engineering

4. Q&A

We are looking forward to meeting you all.

Student Success Stories: Hitesh Tekchandani aka The Salsawala

When Hitesh Tekchandani aka the Salsawala came to our office in 2009, no one could think that this will be the start of such a success story. It was a rather unusual wish which was uttered: he wanted to follow his heart to study dance in the UK. It was not easy convincing his family, as after a degree in BCom he was expected to build a career in business. With his determination he broke all conformity and decided to indulge in his passion by pursuing a degree in dance.

With support of his mother he realised his dreams, studied a BA in Dance at the University of Surrey, UK, and returned to Kolkata to share his fascination with others. Hitesh successfully established a Salsa dance school and his study of site-specific choreography helped him conceptualize ‘Salsa by the Lakes’ where he has weekly classes free for all to join.

We at Globe Ed are happy to see our students successful!

Why Study Energy Engineering in Germany

Germany is one of Europe’s leading forces in the ‘renewable revolution’. A revolution started by the Green party in the 1980’s was carried forward by Angela Merkel, known as the Climate Chancellor. After the Fukushima disaster in Japan she decided to phase out all nuclear power plants and focused on the Energiewende, the planned transition towards renewable energy. Merkel maintained her international engagement in cutting emissions achieving in sourcing 30% of Germany’s power sustainably. Converting the remaining 70% to green energy is planned and under way. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment aims to run Germany solely on renewable energy and make its economy climate-neutral by 2050.

In order to achieve this humungous task of transformation, there will be a great need for energy engineers. The country’s focus on developing green technologies is supported by the education industry and its educational institutions have been preparing for this. Germany, in the process, has gained a reputation as one of the best places in the world to study renewable energy.

The biggest challenge will be to store, transport and distribute the renewable energy. The economy will rely on the German universities to prepare the workforce to create solutions and technologies to overcome these challenges.

The major wind mill parks are located in the coastal region of northern Germany. So the universities in the northern part of Germany like Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Kiel University, University of Kassel would be good for studying renewable energy besides Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, RWTH, TU Munich and University of Stuttgart.

To find employment, some of the companies for wind energy are: Gamesa, Suzlon, GE Wind Energy, Vestas, Windworld. For solar energy, Sunedison, First Solar, Belectric, DuPont, Trina, SMA are some of the global leaders.