International Student Support Services

The International Student Support Services team is here to support you throughout your time at the University of Northampton. We are here to help you settle into life in the UK and ensure that you enjoy your time studying here.

The team, based in our Learning Hub, Waterside Campus is authorised by the University to provide immigration advice and assistance under the terms of the Immigration Services Commissioner’s exemption scheme.

We provide advice and guidance on the following areas:

  • Tier 4 and Dependant applications
  • Issuing CAS letters for prospective and current students
  • Attendance Monitoring
  • Visa extension process
  • Police registration procedure
  • Your responsibilities to UKVI as a Tier 4 student
  • Working during and after your studies
  • Doctorate Extension Scheme
  • Immigration issues relating to re-sits and withdrawing from your course.
  • Schengen visas and travel
  • Lost and stolen passports and BRP Cards
  • ATAS
  • Orientation

Please read our International Student Handbook for more information on the University.

Conditions of Service

The International Student Support Services provides free and confidential Immigration advice to prospective, current students and recent graduates.

Meet the team:

David Fitzgerald Head of Student Services
Anissa Cheema International Student Support Services Team Leader
Yuan Wen International Student Support Adviser
Hayley Brooke International Student Support Adviser
Zanthe Riley International Student Support Assistant
Muzammil Hanif International Student Support Compliance Assistant
Sandra Mushmore International Student Support Compliance Assistant
Charlotte White International Student Support Compliance Assistant


As well as providing advice online, by e-mail and in appointments, the ISSS runs presentations and workshops so that you can get the advice and assistance you need.

The ISSS has a range of presentations, workshops and informal sessions running throughout the year designed to provide you with the advice and guidance you need. The workshops range from Visa talks to Tier 4 visa application Process and Applying for a Schengen Visa.

Where to find us

Learning Hub, Waterside Campus

Contact us

Phone: 01604 893113

Our weekly drop-in sessions take place at the Learning Hub, Waterside Campus:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 1pm – 3pm

Staff will also be available for a quick question or a chat on Fridays 1pm – 3pm in the Learning Hub.

Contact the Student Information Desk to book an appointment with the International Student Support Services or to book onto one of our drop-in sessions.

Please do make use of our service during your stay. We are here to help! We look forward to being of assistance to you.


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