Visa appeals

Visa appeals against termination of studies by the University are initiated by the student in accordance with Regulation A1. The purpose of the visa appeals process is to allow students to appeal the termination of studies decision under this regulation.

Any student who wishes to appeal about denial of sponsorship should follow the process outlined on the webpage Visas & Immigration in the section titled 'Appealing an Immigration Compliance Decision'.

Appeals can only be made if there is evidence of procedural irregularity in the decision making process.

You must submit your appeal using the approved appeal form within five days of the notification of withdrawal. Please see below for details on how to do this. With your appeal should be sent any supporting evidence.

Your appeal will be considered by the Head of Academic Quality and Student Conduct and you will be informed of their decision within five working days.

The form for submission of you appeal should be downloaded here: Visa Appeal Form.

Independent advice on making an appeal can be obtained from Advice & Support at Keele, Students’ Union

Tel: 01782 734800

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the Student Appeals, Complaints and Conduct Team.

Please note that the Student Appeals, Complaints and Conduct Team is working remotely. As a result appeals forms and supporting evidence should be emailed to Please note that appeals will only be accepted electronically if they have been emailed from your Keele email account. 

If your Keele IT account has been closed, please send the form using the non-Keele email account you added to your student record.