If you are granted a new Student visa during your studies or granted a visa in a different immigration category you must email a copy to [email protected].
You must have a valid passport while you are a BU student. If your passport expires before the end of your course, you must apply for a new one before its expiry date, and email a copy to [email protected].
You must keep us updated with your local address and phone number – even if you only live somewhere for a short time. You can update this yourself on MyHub or contact [email protected] if you have any problems.
Attend classes/exams/appointments and submit assignments
You must attend your classes in-person (online study is not permitted) and submit your assignments on time. If you are going to miss a deadline or a class, you must tell your Programme Support Officer (PSO) in advance. If you do not engage with your studies, you could be reported to the Home Office and withdrawn from your course. You can contact [email protected] to find out the name of your PSO.
Leaving your course
Your Student visa ties you to BU. If you withdraw, suspend or are withdrawn from your BU course, you must let us know what you decide to do.
If you decide to stay in the UK and study at a different University, your visa will not be valid for your new course and you will need to apply for a new visa. If you decide to leave the UK, you must send us evidence that you have left the UK. You can find more information about leaving/interrupting your BU studies on our Thinking of interrupting your studies or leaving BU? page, and the immigration implications information as below.
Study on a full-time course
Your Student visa only allows you to study full time. You are not allowed to change to a part-time course.
Police Registration Certificate (PRC)
Some nationalities need to register with the police once they arrive in the UK. If you need to register, it will clearly state on your visa “register with the police within seven days”. You can find out all the information you need about where to register, what documents to provide and how much it costs on the Dorset Police website.
It is very important that you update your PRC if:
- You extend your visa, or change to a different type of visa
- You move address
- You change your institution.
If you think there is a mistake on your visa, for example a spelling mistake, wrong work conditions, or if you think the visa expiry date is wrong, you should try to get your Entry Clearance sticker corrected before you travel to the UK.
If you are already in the UK and you think there is a mistake on your Biometric Residence Permit, you can find out how to apply for it to be corrected on the Gov.uk website.