York St John University is your sponsor for your Tier 4 student visa, and as such we are required to monitor your student status and report to the UK Home Office if anything changes. As part of your enrolment at York St John University, it is important that you understand your responsibilities as a student and the conditions attached to your Tier 4 student visa. Please be aware of the following:
- Attendance on your course will be closely monitored, and if you fail to attend scheduled activities (lectures, tutorials, seminars, registration points, work hand-ins), your faculty will begin standard disciplinary procedures and inform Visa & Compliance colleagues if necessary.
- Poor attendance can lead to the termination of your studies, and if your studies are terminated then York St John University will no longer be your sponsor, so we must report to the Home Office that you are no longer a student here. This will lead to your visa being curtailed to 60 days, and you will then have to leave the UK by the end of that 60 days.
- We must report any change of your circumstances (change of course, if you withdraw or stop your studies unexpectedly, if you wish to study somewhere else) to the Home Office. When reporting, we may be required to release personal details about why your circumstances have changed.
- You must keep the University informed of any changes of address, you can update your records easily using the student E-vision system.
- As a Tier 4 student, you are expected to take your studies seriously and to make your studies your main priority. Work and/or personal appointments are not acceptable reasons for missing class. Your visa specifies how many hours per week you are allowed to work, depending on your type of course:
- Pre-sessional or Foundation courses: no more than 10 hours per week during term time, 40 hours per week during holidays (Christmas, Easter, summer) only.
- Degree-level courses: no more than 20 hours per week during term time, 40 hours per week during holidays (Christmas, Easter, summer) only.
- Working more than your visa specifies is illegal, and can also have serious implications for your studies and your visa status.
- It is important that you arrange accommodation in York. Commuting from other cities is very expensive and time-consuming, and it can affect your attendance and your studies in a negative way.
- You must keep up-to-date with your tuition and accommodation payments. If you have any debt from a previous academic year, you will not be permitted to re-enrol the following year.
If you have any questions about the above information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org