Visa Appeals: Appeals against withdrawal from the University under Regulation A1

Visa appeals against withdrawal from 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 against the decision to withdraw them from the University 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'.

What are the grounds for appeal?

Appeals can only be made on the following grounds:

(i) procedural irregularity in determining the grounds for withdrawal.

What is the deadline for submitting an appeal?

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.

What happens once an appeal has been submitted?

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.

What form should I use to submit an appeal?

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

Who can I go to for advice?

Independent advice on making an appeal can be obtained from:

Advice & Support at Keele, Students’ Union

Tel: 01782 734800

Email: su.ask@keele.ac.uk 

 

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

Where do I submit an appeal?

The appeal should be emailed, posted or hand delivered to the Student Appeals, Complaints and Conduct Team. In order to assist the team in processing appeals as quickly as possible, it would be preferable if you sent your appeal by email to appeals@keele.ac.uk.  Please note that appeals will only be accepted electronically if they have been emailed from your Keele email account.

If it is not possible to email the appeals and/or supporting documents the appeal should be posted to:

 

Student Appeals, Complaints and Conduct Manager

Student and Academic Services

Tawney Building

Keele University

Keele

Staffs

ST5 5BG

If the appeal is sent by post it is recommended that you use a recorded delivery service. If the appeal is sent by post it is recommended that you use a recorded delivery service. The University may require you to submit proof of postage (available free from the Post Office in the UK) to confirm your appeal was submitted by the deadline.