Contact an Immigration Adviser

Immigration advisers

Our visa and immigration team has dedicated immigration advisers with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Immigration advice is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) and under the OISC code of ethics, the Visa and Immigration team are the only team at the University permitted to provide specialist immigration advice to applicants and students.

Expert advisers

Ruth Hudson
Senior Manager

Amy Hewitt
Senior Immigration Adviser

Melanie Bentham-Hill
Immigration Adviser

Rebecca Gillespie
Immigration Adviser


Sofia Markopoulou
Immigration Adviser

Hong Sun
Immigration Adviser

Jenny Storer
Immigration Adviser

Josie Tanvir
Immigration Adviser


How to access support

You can connect with our team in different ways:

  • Email – we respond to most emails within 3 to 5 working days (complex queries may take a little longer)
  • Call +44 (0)115 84 66125 (lines are open Monday to Friday between 10am to 4pm, UK time)
  • Book a video appointment with an immigration adviser. This service is only available to current University of Nottingham students, and students who have recently completed their studies who have an active IT account. Appointments are via Microsoft Teams.

BRP collection

BRP collection for new and current students will be by advanced appointment and the location will depend on your situation and the date.

For more information and to book an appointment to collect a BRP, see our guidance below.

Biometric residence permits

Police registration

See our visa responsibilities guidance at the link below to understand if the requirement to register with the police applies to you (dependent on nationality and visa duration), along with instructions on how to register for the first time or update an existing police registration certificate with Nottinghamshire Police. 

Registering with Nottinghamshire Police


Visa application checking service

We offer a free, professional checking service for student visa applications for current students as well as their dependants. We strongly recommend that students extending their visa in the UK seek guidance from an adviser to check your application before submitting it online, so that it has the best possible chance of succeeding.

We can check your draft application and supporting documents via video call. You must prepare your draft application and supporting documents in advance, using our guidance on extending in the UK or applying overseas.

Offer holders should refer to our 10 steps guidance and visa application form guidance instead. 

While we endeavour to answer specific questions you may have about other categories of visa (such as Skilled Worker), we can only offer a full checking service for applications falling within our student visa area of expertise, which includes Replacement BRP and Transfer of Conditions applications.

Visa application checking service

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

See latest advice for UoN community.

Visa and Immigration Team

Book an appointment to meet with
an immigration adviser via video call

t: +44 (0)115 84 66125