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Tier 4 Compliance & PGR students Chris Buckland, Tier 4 Compliance Manager
Background: - Tier 4 introduced in March 2009 - The University as Sponsor (CAS) - Non-compliance; *Glasgow Caledonian, Teeside, London Met, Uni. of West London & Bedfordshire - April 2011: 2, 380 sponsors - April 2016, 1, 383
What are our sponsor duties? Monitor student engagement • Identify 10 “contact points” during an academic year (supervisory meetings, annual progress review, viva etc) Changes to a student’s circumstances • Non-registration/delayed start • Withdrawal • Research furth of Glasgow • Registry update UKVI of a change to study location • Approved absence or suspension of studies - Continue visa sponsorship for absences of up to 60 days • Intention to submit (submission & estimated viva dates used for visa extensions)
Recent changes Tier 4 (Doctorate Extension Scheme) - Introduced in April 2013. Uof. G uptake: - Arts: 6 - MVLS: 17 - S&E: 10 - Soc. Sci: 7 Immigration Act 2014 - Removal of Right of Appeal, introduced the Immigration Health Surcharge and Residential Landlord Checks Biometric Residence Permits – March to July 2015 - Introduction of BRPs for Leave to Enter applications Extending a student visa - November 2015 Removal of established presence < 12/11/2015: £ 1, 640 required > 12/11/2015: typically £ 9, 135 required
Work placements: Tier 4 students can undertake a work placement, provided it is an “integral and assessed part of the course” If neither integral nor assessed, the 20 hours p/w work limit would apply end.
University contacts Tier 4 Compliance Registry, Fraser Building Tel: 0141 330 7139 Email: tier 4 [email protected] ac. uk Web: www. gla. ac. uk/services/registry/staff/tier 4/ International Student Support Student Services, Fraser Building Tel: 0141 330 2912 Email: [email protected] ac. uk Web: www. gla. ac. uk/international/support/