What is Student Circus and How is Student Circus different from other job portals?
Student Circus is a niche job search portal for international students in the UK who are currently on a Tier-4 visa. Student Circus as a service ensures that it only posts full-time jobs from companies that have a Tier 2 sponsorship license. Student Circus helps in saving an insane amount of time that International Students end up wasting by applying for irrelevant jobs.
Are the internships only from employers that have a Tier 2 sponsorship license?
No. Student Circus posts internships from all employers irrespective of the fact whether they have a Tier 2 sponsorship license or not.
Who can sign-up to use Student Circus?
Student Circus is created by keeping in mind the needs of the international student community in the UK and empower them in their quest to find relevant jobs. However, all students studying in UK universities can use this service to find suitable jobs.
Can I use Student Circus if my university is NOT a partner university?
Yes, you can sign up using your U.K university email ID to get your free 30-day trial. To extend your access, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am an international student in the U.K. How do I sign-up?
Students can sign up using the email ID that their university has provided them. It usually ends with '@uniname.ac.uk'.
What is Map My Journey?
Map My Journey helps students keep a track of all their job applications. It will automatically pick up jobs that you have applied for on Student Circus, you can also manually add other jobs applied outside of Student Circus. The main purpose of this tool is to clearly arrange what jobs a student has applied for and when in a visually appealing timeline format. Additionally, a student can also add reminders and alerts for each of the jobs and receive timely email reminders for the same.
What is Immigration Assistant?
Immigration Assistant is a tool specifically developed for all the international students studying the UK. Here, students can find answers to common yet tricky immigration queries which can help them make informed legal decisions before they seek professional help from an Authorized Immigration Consultant.
This is only available for partner universities.
Why should I complete my profile?
When a student completes his/her profile, a formatted CV is automatically generated based on that information.This CV is then visible to employers that search for suitable candidates on Student Circus.
Does Student Circus guarantee that for every job posted, an employer will sponsor the visa?
No, Student Circus does not guarantee this. Student Circus publishes only those jobs, where applications from international students would be considered. The decision to sponsor visas lies with the employer and the UKBA. Student Circus only helps international students save time by pre-filtering jobs for which they might be eligible for.
Does Student Circus sponsor the visa for the job listed on Student Circus or does the employer sponsor them?
Only an employer who holds the sponsorship license from the Home Office may sponsor the visa for the job listed.
I was an international student in the UK, but now I have returned back to my home country and my Tier 4 has expired. Can I still use Student Circus to apply for jobs?
An individual can use Student Circus till their university email id is valid. But, due to the expiry of their Tier 4 visa and other issues, they would not be benefitting from using this service.
I am not able to verify my account.
If you haven’t received the verification email in your inbox, please check your spam. Otherwise, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Do you provide one-on-one services to find a job/training and visa assistance?
No, Student Circus does not provide any sort of one-on-one job search or training service, nor does it help in visa assistance.
Are all the opportunities based in the UK only?
Currently all the opportunities listed are UK based only. We advertise opportunities in multiple cities across UK.
Are there any hidden charges in order to use the services?
There are no hidden charges for students to use our services.
How do you help employers?
We help employers with their sponsorship license process. Also we provide them with a pool of talented students to choose an ideal candidate from.
How can I make my university a partner?
Just simply refer us to your university career services. As a way to acknowledge your effort we will increase your access to 30 more days
What benefits does a university have by partnering with student circus?
It allows the students to browse all the jobs/internships provided by the tier 2 employers. Personalised access is granted to the university students in form of their own dashboard to track job application. Students get access to immigration assistant.
Will I still be able to access my account once I graduate?
You can always access your account but if your email account is inactive you won't be able to receive our job update emails. Also remember one thing that rules change once you graduate and go back to your own country.
What is the best time to start your applications?
The ideal time to start your applications is as soon as you enter in your third year. If you are Msc/MA student than the best time is to apply as soon as you start your studies.
Does student circus hire?
We are always looking to expand our growing team. If you wish to be a part of a rapidly growing business send your resume at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the category 'Placements'?
Placement years take place in between the penultimate and final year of your degree. You complete your penultimate year as normal; the following year you work for an employer, then you return to University for your final year.
Your visa will allow you to do this as it must be a requirement of the course. The employer will not sponsor the visa separately for this.
Can the employer sponsor. visas for placements and internships?
Unfortunately, the employer is not able to sponsor for these categories. You can work as per the instructions on your student visa.