I have been in a spectacularly cheerful mood ever since exams have ended. I have, however, been worrying about the proposed ConDemolition government immigration cap. It seemed highly possible that they would eliminate Tier IV conversion visas, which is the next one I need to get, and that I'd have to go back to America, which I really don't want to do. Yesterday afternoon I was in the highly surreal position of attending a party in Parliament while the debates about non-EU immigration were going on. There are little television screens in every room in Parliament, one green, one red, which tell you what's being debated in the Commons and Lords, respectively. The whole time I was there trying to overcome my shyness and talk to people I don't know in order to try to find a job, I would catch out of the corner of my eye that Theresa May was speaking and that seven minutes of the debate were left. It was unbelievable.
However, this morning, I read in the Guardian that students staying on to work after finishing a degree from a British university are exempt from the cap and that the old rules continue to apply! Thank God! I really don't know what I would have done otherwise.