International Student Visa Advice and Compliance

About the team

The team work together with students and staff to ensure that students are compliant with their Tier 4 student visa conditions as set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI). The team also ensures that the University is compliant with UKVI regulations, ensuring maintenance of our Tier 4 Sponsor Licence and our ability to recruit international students.

The International Student Advisers are the only trained immigration advisers in the University and legally the only ones permitted to advise students on Tier 4 student visas. Advisers advise on and asses students' eligibility to apply for permission to come to the UK and for extensions to their student visas; advise on the impact of transfers, suspensions, and withdrawals on student visas; administer and develop the Graduate Entrepreneur Scheme (GES) and the Doctoral Extension Scheme (DES); and advise on other post-study work options and anything else affecting a student's immigration status in the UK.

The Visa Compliance Officer and Assistant ensure the University meets UKVI regulations, such as record-keeping and reporting obligations with regard to our Tier 4 students who hold visas. The Compliance team also produces policy and guidelines for the larger University to follow to ensure adherence to our UKVI obligations, as well as offering advice and guidance to our colleagues.

International Student Visa Advice and Compliance enquiries

Postal address

International Student Visa Advice and Compliance
Ground Floor,Senate House,
Tyndall Avenue, 

Team members






Philip Adkins International Student Adviser  Trained immigration adviser. +44 (0)117  9288177
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Georgina Asser International Student Adviser  Trained immigration adviser. +44 (0)117  9288322
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Faye Jenkins Visa Advice and Compliance Administrator

Supports the administrative requirements of the International Student Visa Advice and Compliance Team in its efforts to support students studying in the UK and ensure University compliance with all of its UKVI Tier 4 sponsor licence duties.

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Sarah Sherwin International Student Adviser  Trained immigration adviser. +44 (0)117  3317276
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Ri'Anna Stueber Senior International Adviser  Manages the International Student Visa Advice Team.  Assists in determining University policy and processes to ensure compliance with the Tier 4 sponsor licence. +44 (0)117  3317033
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Rachel Wetherfield Visa Compliance Officer Provision of policy and process to support staff in understanding and applying the Tier 4 Students Guidance (for International Students) whilst ensuring the University maintains our Sponsor Licence. Uploads CAS information to Home Office, adds sponsor notes, reports non-attendance.   +44 (0)117 9545915
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