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Why Post Study Work Visa exclude students graduate by summer 2021?

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Dear Home Office,
I am writing to request if there is any chance for the new post study visa to include or backtrack PhD student who graduate between January 2021 and summer 2021 before the post study work visa goes live. I find the new post study visa will put the students who happen to graduate right before the new rule at disadvantage when the new batch of students can have up to 3 years of freedom of working anywhere.

For example, I am currently applying for the to-be-retired one-year doctoral extension scheme and will work for my university for a one-year contract (non-renewable). However after this one-year, that is 2022, I will need a visa sponsored by employers while fighting with other PhD who would have a 3-year visa or Masters and graduates who would have two years post study work visa not needing visa sponsorship. I don't think this is a fair arrangement, especially when I have been here the whole while rather than engaging in remote learning.

Yours faithfully,
Shi Min

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Shi Min,

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Thank you,

P. Zebedee
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UK Visas and Immigration

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