Contact an Immigration Adviser


The Visa and Immigration Team has dedicated Immigration Advisers with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Our team members are:

Visa and Immigration Team Manager - Ruth Hudson
Senior Immigration Adviser - Amy Hewitt
Immigration Adviser - Melanie Bentham-Hill
Immigration Adviser - Rebecca Gillespie
Immigration Adviser - Sofia Markopoulou
Immigration Adviser - Hong Sun
Immigration Adviser - Josie Tanvir
Immigration Adviser - Rebecca van der Steen

We issue a wide range of guides and leaflets with information which addresses our most frequently asked questions. 

The team can be reached by telephone at +44 (0)115 84 66125, by emailing  or if you are in the UK, in-person.

To see an Immigration Adviser, please refer to our information on drop-in sessions and appointments below.

Using the drop-in service to see an Immigration Adviser

We run a regular drop-in service at Cherry Tree Lodge, University Park Campus (building number 13 on the campus map) between 10am - 1pm, Monday - Friday throughout the year. An appointment is not needed.

You are encouraged to use the drop-in service if your query is fairly quick and straight forward, for example if you would like guidance on:

  • initial guidance on the Tier 4 extension process
  • inviting family and friends to visit the UK
  • visiting Europe or the USA
  • working in the UK during your studies
  • having a change of circumstances form signed

Please note that the above list contains a small number of examples and we are happy to advise on a broad range of issues which might not be covered here.

Making an appointment to see an Immigration Adviser

Appointments are offered at various Student Service Centres on the following days.  Appointments take place between 1pm - 4pm:

  • Cherry Tree Lodge (Specialist Services) on Monday - Friday throughout the year
  • Jubilee Student Service Centre (Exchange Building) on Tuesdays and Thursdays during term-time

Appointments can be booked in person at the relevant Student Service Centre or by telephone on +44 (0)115 84 66125.

Appointments are for 15 minutes.

You are encouraged to book an appointment if your query may take longer or require more detailed advice, for example if you would like guidance on:

  • checking a visa application, including checking financial evidence
  • in depth immigration advice
  • health surcharge queries
  • bringing your family to live in the UK
  • working in the UK after graduating

Please note that the above list contains a small number of examples and we are happy to advise on a broad range of immigration issues which might not be covered here.

Having a visa application checked by the Visa and Immigration Team

We offer a free, professional checking service for Tier 4 visa applications for new and current students as well as their dependants.  We strongly recommend that you see an adviser to check your application prior to submitting it online, so that it has the best possible chance of succeeding.

For more details of this service, see our guide to Extending your Tier 4 student visa in the UK PDF file icon.

Please note that whilst we endeavour to answer specific questions you may have about other categories of visa (such as Tier 2), we can only offer a full checking service for applications falling within our Tier 4 area of expertise, which includes Replacement BRP and Transfer of Conditions applications.



Visa and Immigration Team

Cherry Tree Lodge
University Park Campus
Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK

+44 (0)115 84 66125