Staff-student meeting on Tier 4 monitoring - 5 June, 16:00, Elvin Hall, UCL IoE (20 Bedford Way)

4 June 2018

A number of worrying developments in UCL's policy on monitoring Tier 4 visa students have led colleagues and students to organise a special event to discuss these and what UCL staff can do.

The UCL UCU Branch is wholeheartedly supporting this initiative. Please see details below.


Please attend if these matters affect you, your students, or your work and you would like to support an initiative to improve UCL's stance on this.

A draft document has been produced for discussion at the meeting and is available on our blog (https://uclucu.blogspot.com)

Details of Meeting:

End discrimination against international students at UCL!
Open meeting for Staff and Students
5th June, 16.00, Elvin Hall at UCL Institute of Education (20 Bedford Way).

Over the past few months UCL has introduced a new system for monitoring international students' attendance at university, requiring physical check-ins at least once every three weeks in order to monitor compliance with Tier 4 visa requirements.

As well as fostering a climate of suspicion and discrimination against international students, these new procedures far exceed Home Office requirements, which recommend that universities establish engagement points that are academically consistent with students' normal studying arrangements.

Come to this meeting, convened by the UCL and UCL IOE University and College Union (UCU) branches and the UCL Students' Union, to discuss how we can fight back against this discriminatory system. We will also discuss the draft statement of principles.

All concerned staff and students welcome. Please forward invitation widely!

  • Mark Crawford (SU Postgraduate Students Officer)
  • Aiysha Qureshi (SU Welfare & International Officer)
  • Claudia Lapping (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Rachel Rosen (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Stuart Tannock (UCL Institute of Education)
  • Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL UCU Branch President)