As a welcoming university with global connections, we support our international students every step of the way - from help with visas and the English language, to making sure you feel safe and happy as you study with us.

The International Partnerships and Development team is on hand with support and information particularly relevant to you.

The team operates within the Code of Ethics for those advising international students devised by UKCISA: the UK Council for International Student Affairs and the Association of International Student Advisers, so you can be confident in the advice they give. This includes:

  • your responsibilities under Tier 4 of the UK's points-based system
  • renewing / extending your student visa
  • working in the UK
  • opening a UK bank account
  • funding for international students
  • matters relating to dependants.

The team can’t advise on matters relating to asylum, but they’ll help to identify appropriate sources of help.

If English is your second language, you can also join free English language classes taught by students studying English language teaching qualifications. For more information, email

You can also speak to the Student Wellbeing Advisers for general advice and support about personal, general wellbeing, financial, housing or academic matters.

International Partnership and Development