Student Route Visa Responsibilities
As a Student Visa holder sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University, UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) expects you to meet several requirements to ensure your permission to study in the UK remains valid:
- You must engage fully with your studies - attend lectures, seminars and other taught sessions, submit coursework assignments and attend all required examinations and assessments
- Check in to confirm your attendance using the unique code provided by your lecturer for any timetabled learning event taking place and you must have your location settings on when checking in (you can switch your location off once you have checked in if you wish)
- regular meetings with your Research Supervisor if you are studying a PhD/Doctorate course
- work placements - if you are on a work placement as part of your course , the placement provider is required to advise the university of any absences where a reasonable explanation or reason is given
- Absence - in order to ensure you remain compliant with your visa conditions, you may need to inform the University if you plan to take a leave of absence during term time. This can have an impact on your visa as well as additional sanctions so it is essential you inform the University as soon as you can.
- Place of living - during your studies, you are expected to attend any on-campus learning activities and make use of our facilities e.g. library and computing facilities. As such your accommodation must be within reasonable commuting distance of the University. Reasonable would typically be within a 100 mile distance from the University provided suitable transportation options are available for travel. The University reserves the right to withdraw sponsorship where a student is residing out with reasonable commuting distance of the University and therefore impacting on the students ability to access our learning activities and resources
- Working during your studies - during University term time you can work up to 20 hours per week. If you are studying below degree level, this amount is 10 hours per week.
If you fail to attend and/or participate in any of the above activities the University WILL take non-engagement action which can ultimately result in you being withdrawn from your course, the University will cease sponsorship of your visa and we will inform the Home Office of this who will cancel your Student Visa.
And another page called University responsibilities and add the following:
Under the terms of its Sponsor License, the university must:
- ensure all international students have suitable permission to study with us
- keep up-to-date copies of all international students' passports and visas
- hold up-to-date contact details for all student visa holders including your home address, your term-time address, email address(es), telephone number(s) and mobile telephone number(s)
- notify the UKVI of any Student Visa holder who fails to enroll
- notify the UKVI of any Student Visa holder who defers their start date to a later date
- notify the UKVI of any Student Visa holder who takes a break in study / temporarily withdraws from study
- notify the UKVI of any Student Visa holder who withdraws from study at their request
- notify the UKVI of any Student Visa holder who is excluded for financial or academic reasons, or
- notify the UKVI of any Student Visa holder who transfers from their course of study to a different course
- inform the UKVI of changes to a Student Visa holder's circumstances, including details of course transfers
- inform the UKVI of changes to a Student Visa holder's circumstances, details of a work placement
- inform the UKVI of changes to a Student Visa holder's circumstances, if the student changes from a Student Visa holder to a different immigration category, and/or
- inform the UKVI of changes to a Student Visa holder's circumstances, if a Student Visa holder completes their course earlier than originally expected
- monitor all Student Visa holders' engagement with their studies. This includes monitoring students' submission of coursework and reviewing their progress on their course of study.
- withdraw any student who fails to satisfactorily engage with their studies and report them to the UKVI