Visa advice
& guidance

The Student Immigration and Compliance Services (SICS) are separated into two teams that provide immigration advice and guidance to staff and students in line with the rules and regulations set by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI).

Student Immigration Advice

Our Student Advice Service provides free and confidential advice and information on UK immigration-related matters to prospective and current students, as well as recent graduates.

The Immigration Advisors are:

  • Ashwyn Shaw
  • Emma Greenleaf

We are legally permitted to offer immigration advice and do so in accordance with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner’s (OISC) Guidelines, as well as the UK Council for International Student Affairs’ (UKCISA) Code of Ethics.

Please note that the Student Immigration Advice Service are the only members of the University that are legally permitted to offer immigration advice to students. The Student Immigration Advisors operate within our Conditions of Service.​

How we advise

Email – to get advice by email, please contact us at Please note we aim to respond to all emails within 2-3 working days.

Appointments – if you would like to seek advice from us in person, please contact the Hub via email at or telephone 0207 487 7453.

Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

We expect you to arrive on time for your appointment. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, we may not be able to see you, as this will impact our appointment schedule.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact us, as soon as possible.

We reserve the right to limit or withdraw our service if you constantly arrive late or fail to attend appointments.

Find out about the Student Immigration Compliance Team here.

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