Human Resources

Natasha provides immigration advice to students on a wide range of matters, including those wishing to change course. She oversees the course change process to ensure course changes for students on Tier 4 visas are in line with immigration requirements.

Lucie has a range of responsibilities relating to the University’s compliance duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, which include reporting students whose circumstances change (including changing course) to UKVI. 

Elizabeth maintains and develops SAMIS functions, including those related to course changes.  In the 2015/6 academic year she re-developed the change of circumstances forms to include additional information for Tier 4 visa holders.

Student immigration:

Course changes and current student visas

Date: tbc

Time: tbc

Presenters: Natasha Tiley, Student Immigration Adviser (Casework), Lucie Oghomone, Student Immigration Adviser (Compliance) and Elizabeth Evans, Student Records Officer (Systems and Projects)

About this course

This course will cover the restrictions and requirements for students on Tier 4 visas wishing to change course (including adding a placement year).

It will cover:

  • the implications for students of changing course, including when a new visa application is needed, and how the timing of changes should be planned
  • the University’s reporting requirements and other considerations
  • guidance from Student Records on the process to make course changes

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify the implications for Tier 4 students of course changes
  • refer students considering changing course for advice as necessary, especially regarding the timing of course changes
  • describe the process to be followed for course changes 

Effective Behaviours Framework (EBF)

This course will also help you to develop skills and knowledge related to the EBF behavioural groups highlighted below:


Please note that attending the course does not provide evidence of achieving these behaviours; you will need to demonstrate them by applying your skills and knowledge.     

Who should attend

This course is suitable for: 

  • Faculty/department administrators and any staff involved in dealing with students wanting to change course, including those adding a placement year


Please note that we do not hold a waiting list for this course.

To book a place on a published course date please email, including the course title and date, your name and any access requirements you may have.  Alternately, call extension 6369.

We assume that if you need permission or agreement to attend this course you will have arranged this before booking. 

Courses are subject to room availability.  We will do our best to find rooms, but if we can't we may be forced to postpone or cancel the event.