Human Resources

As joint Head of Student Immigration, Jessica and Louise lead the Student Immigration Service (SIS), which support students with all matters relating to immigration throughout their study at Bath. A key part of their role is to ensure that the University remains compliant with its responsibilities as a Tier 4 sponsor.

Carole is the Student Immigration Operations Manager and leads on the day-to-day running of the SIS and ensures the relevant processes are in place to meet immigration requirements and support students. 

Student immigration:

Tier 4 basics - an introduction to student immigration 


  • Tuesday 7 November 2017
  • Monday 19 March 2018 - due to University closure
  • Friday 23 March 2018

Time: 12.15pm-1.00pm

Presenters: Jessica Scott or Louise McCollum, joint Head of Student Immigration and Carole Cox, Student Immigration Operations Manager

2017/18 courses: This course is likely to run in November and March - course dates will be published approximately 6 to 8 weeks beforehand.

About this course

This course is aimed at staff who are new to the University and/or are new to the area of student immigration. It will give an overview of the student immigration system and the University’s responsibilities as a sponsor of students on Tier 4 visas.

The course will cover:

  • the immigration requirements and considerations at each stage of the student journey from application to post-graduation
  • an overview of the work of the Student Immigration Service 
  • when and how to refer students for advice

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • identify which students need a visa and the main requirements for a Tier 4 visa
  • describe the University’s main responsibilities as a Tier 4 sponsor and key considerations 
  • apply the knowledge gained to be able to refer students for advice as necessary 

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: 

  • Professional Services and academic staff who are new to the University and/or new to the area of student immigration

  • Any member of staff working with students with a Tier 4 visa, whether new to the area or as a refresher


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.