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Student Immigration Advice and Compliance

Our Student Immigration Advice and Compliance team is available to provide support for you throughout your stay here at Leeds Beckett.

We will help you to settle in and adjust although we realise that this may be difficult at first.

We hope you will find that Leeds Beckett has a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Our Adviser is available to talk to you in confidence to discuss any matter that may be troubling you.

Please contact the Student Immigration Advice and Compliance on siac@leedsbeckett.ac.uk if you need help and want to talk to someone about anything to do with studying and living in the UK. You may have questions about visa extension queries, family visits, dependants’ visas, police registration, changing immigration status, support whilst studying at the University, working after your studies and pre-departure support.

Appointments and workshops are available at City Campus and at Headingley Campus. Ask us a question at our Drop-in workshops every week. There is no need to book, just turn up and ask at the Student Hub desk.

Wednesdays 15:00-17:00

Student Hub, Rose Bowl, City Campus

Fridays 10:00-12:00

Student Hub, Rose Bowl, City Campus

Useful Information from UKVI Border Force

With summer holidays fast approaching, border controls at air and maritime ports will see a sizeable increase in passenger traffic as families, coach tours, school trips and students will take advantage of the time off to travel abroad.

Passenger education is a proven way to reduce long queues, waiting times and the complaints they bring. Border Force has developed a GOV.uk page explicitly designed to inform and prepare passengers for their arrival at the UK border.

The page notifies travellers of their options, including:
•    Whether the EU/UK or Non-EU lane is right for them
•    If they are eligible to use ePassport gates at airports
•    What they need to have ready and to hand prior to identity checks
•    How non-EU travellers can improve their UK border experience, with faster journey times through Border Controls by becoming a Registered Traveller member.  

To aid this, we have produced the Border Force Passenger Education Partner Pack, which is available to download.

Plus Icon Student Immigration Advice and Compliance Team

Karen Griffith
Student Immigration Advice and Compliance Manager
Telephone - +44 (0) 113 812 5612

Joanne Harrison
Student Immigration Advisor
Telephone - +44 (0) 113 812 5735
Email: j.o.harrison@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Information given here is intended as a guide for international students and is given in good faith. Care has been taken in compiling the information, however, the University accepts no legal responsibility for its accuracy.


Designated officer authorised to provide immigration advice and services by an order made under section 84 (4) (d) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 and regulated by the Immigration Services Commissioner.

Karen Griffith
Student Immigration Advice and Compliance Manager

Our advice is available free of charge and follows the Rules and Code of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA).

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