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Immigration and Right to Work in the UK

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all of its employees, regardless of their nationality, have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, all offers of employment will be subject to the University verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.

Often, the University will ask for a copy of your passport (or ID card) at the interview stage of the Recruitment process.  When offered a position with the University, further information about right to work checks will be found in both your conditional offer letter and the welcome letter (where appropriate) which should be issued to you prior to your start date with the University.

Taking up a role from outside of the UK

The management of the UK border, which includes all ports, airports and entry points into the UK, is operated by UK Border Force, which is part of the Home Office. You will likely have contact with the UK Border Force when you travel to the UK. 

Visa Advice and Guidance

Based within the HR Division, the Compliance Team offers an expert, in-house immigration advice service to all current and prospective staff.  Specifically we can advise on the following areas:

  • Applications under the points-based system, specifically:
    • Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent)
    • Tier 2 (Skilled Worker Visa)
    • Tier 5 (Government Authorised Exchange)
    • Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme)
  • Applications for family members of UK and EU nationals
  • UK Ancestry visas
  • Applications for 'pre-settled' and 'settled' status
  • Settlement (ILR) applications under the 5-year and 10-year routes
  • Citizenship applications
  • Advice regarding short-term visits to the UK through the ‘business’ and ‘science, research and academia’ categories of the Standard Visitor visa
  • Applications through the Permitted Paid Engagement route
  • Assistance with UK visa refusals and Administrative Reviews