Information for International Students
Welcome to the School of Humanities
The School of Humanites provides a diverse and stimulating environment with students from every continent and a broad range of undergraduate, taught and research masters programmes and doctoral studies.
- General information (including Visas) can be found on the University's International students pages.
- A dedicated International Student Support team provides advice on non-academic matters such as immigration, employment, finance and any other concerns you may have.
- Enquiries about your programme of study should be directed to the School of Humanities Office in 1 University Gardens, your Programme Director or Advisor of Studies.
School of Humanities: UKBA Compliance
Guidance for Students:
As you are aware, as your sponsor, the University has to follow strict regulations as outlined by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) in relation to attendance monitoring of Tier 4 students whilst they complete their studies.
As outlined during registration, students also have specific responsibilities under the points based immigration system; please find further guidance at http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/registry/support/policies/#tabs=5
As you are aware, University Registry will conduct three central ‘check-in’ points during the academic year, at which students are required to attend. Please follow the guidance circulated from Registry regarding the arrangements for these check-in points.
The School is responsible for the recording and reporting of your attendance throughout the academic year. For all of these check-in points, students must report to the School Administration Office within the specified dates.
These check-ins will take place between 10am-4pm within no 1 University Gardens, Room 206. The dates for the check-ins are as follows:
- 8th-11th October
- 26th-29th November
- 14th-17th January
- 18th-21st March
Should you fail to attend a School check in, you will be contacted by an administrator within the School to investigate the reasons for non-attendance and to arrange an alternative date to attend. Continued failure to respond to communication and or attend School check-ins will invoke an escalation process, following specific timescales.
As part of this escalation process, the Head of School Administration (Michael Murray) will then consult wider colleagues (i.e. Advisor of Studies, programme convenor, supervisor) across the School and a decision will be taken as to whether to withdraw you formally from your programme of study.
It is, therefore vital that you attend check-ins and respond to any communication.
School level check- ins, will also be supplemented by a series of ‘on-course/on-programme’ checks/milestones throughout the academic year. This allows the School to monitor programme engagement and attendance on a continuous basis. Where applicable, these will include:
- Coursework submission
- Specific seminar attendance
- Exam attendance
- Research Supervision meetings
- PGT Supervision meetings
Please note that all ‘on course/on programme’ checks will be made following standard practice within your course/programme, and that no additional process is being implemented. You should continue to follow guidance from your course administrator/convenor and or supervisor as applicable in regards to coursework submission, exam attendance and or supervision meetings. Engagement with these milestones will be recorded at School level.
A summary of both Registry and School check-in points is outlined in the link above, along with where and whom to report to.
Should you have any questions, please contact your Head of School Administration, Michael Murray on firstname.lastname@example.org