Visiting academics

We also run a non-stipendiary scheme for visiting scholars, with places available for periods of up to 12 months.

The aim of the scheme is to discuss and share ideas with another academic in our school who works within the same field of interest. From this mutual collaboration may come ideas and future projects.

We accept visiting academics from a wide range of backgrounds and research fields. They can be either supported by their institutions or self-funded.

Postgraduate research students should apply through the Postgraduate Researchers Policy .

Please email if you have any questions.

How to apply

Anyone wishing to apply to our visiting scholar scheme must complete the below application form and send it, along with a short CV (no more than 2 pages) in an email to our administrator Marion McGhee:

Visiting scholar application form

Fees and charges

Bench Fees of £500 for 1 term and £1000 for 2 terms may be charged for your visit and these will be confirmed to you once we receive your application. 

VAT (20%) is chargeable to all UK and overseas visitors unless they are students. 

Bench fees cover:

  •     Overheads
  •     Reasonable use of postage and faxing
  •     Internal and local telephone calls from the Visiting Academic room
  •     IT facilities, photocopying and printing
  •     Access to public computers
  •     Library facilities
  •     Access to the University Library
  •     Stationery
  •     Visiting Academics intranet access

Visa regulations

All visitors coming into the UK must ensure they have the correct visa with which to enter the UK.

Please refer to the UK Border Agency website for details.