Q. How do split site students “check-in” if they are unable to attend International Check-in?
How do split site students “check-in” if they are unable to attend International Check-in?
Students who are unable to physically check-in, i.e. where their mode of study doesn’t require them to attend the University in person at a specific time, are required to supply an intended date of travel to the Home Office compliance team before they register. This enables the compliance team to check the immigration status of the student during the time they intend to study on the University Campus and to ensure they hold the right to study in the UK.
In previous academic years we have seen an increase of students travelling to the UK on a ‘Standard Visitor Visa’ or ‘Tourist Visa’. Such types of visa do not normally give the student the right to study or work in the UK and if students arrive in the UK and engage in study on these types of visa we are in breach of our license. We therefore advise split site students to travel on a Short Term Study Visa which allows students up to 6 months in the UK and, as the name suggests, allows the student the right to study.