Student status letters are available from the Gateway Service Desk. This letter will give information on your course, start date and expected end date.
If you need this letter for opening a bank account you will need to provide the name and address of the bank where you are opening your account.
If you need to travel abroad during term time, normally in an emergency only, you will need a letter from Student Administration giving permission to travel. This letter should be taken with you when you travel to ensure that you can enter back into the UK.
To obtain a travel letter please complete the International Travel Letter Form.
The form will need to be given to one of the Senior Academic Advisors to obtain their permission and signature. When the form is complete, please return to the Gateway Reception desk for submission to Student Administration.
When the letter is available, you will receive either a telephone call or email to collect your letter from the Gateway Reception Desk. This process normally takes 2-3 working days.
If you wish to invite friends or family members for short visits to attend a family celebration, celebrate a religious festival, for a holiday, or to attend your graduation ceremony. They will need the following documents to assist with their application to come to the UK
For full details on how to invite a visitor to come to the UK please visit the UKBA website
Note: The UK Government will be closing the current Tier 1 Post Study Work route to new applicants on 5th April 2012. New provisions under Tier 2 (General) for graduates who would previously have been eligible under Tier 1(Post Study Work) will be in place, and details will be made available when they are published by the UKBA.
As an international student with a valid visa you are allowed to switch into any of the work categories if you make a valid application before your permission expires, and you meet all the requirements of that category.
Further information on working after your studies is available at the UKCISA website.
Don’t forget to visit the Careers Service in the Student Success Zone, 1st floor, Gateway Building to find out how to make yourself more employable and to keep up to date on any careers fairs and presentations that might be taking place soon.