Buckinghamshire New University Licence Suspended

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Buckinghamshire New University Licence Suspended

On 9 March 2015, the sponsor licence held by Buckinghamshire New University was suspended because its application to renew the highly trusted sponsor status was refused.

The suspension took effect immediately and the university was removed from the Tier 4 and Tier 2 sponsor registers.

The university has 20 working days to make representations about the decision to refuse its application to renew its highly trusted sponsor status. If, following the consideration of any representations received in this period, the university still fails to meet the highly trusted sponsor criteria, its licence will be revoked.

1. What this means for students and workers

During the period of suspension, the university can’t sponsor any new international students or workers. If you were sponsored when the suspension happened, you won’t be affected unless you need to apply for an extension and you haven’t already been given a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) or certificate of sponsorship (CoS).

This guidance tells you how the decision to suspend the university’s sponsor licence affects you.

2. You’re already studying or working at the university

You’re not affected. Your visa or leave to remain is still valid and you can continue with your studies or work while the university’s sponsor’s licence is suspended.

If the licence is revoked, we’ll let you continue your studies or work until your visa or leave to remain expires.

3. You have a visa to come to the UK but have not yet travelled

We strongly advise you not to travel to the UK until the suspension has been resolved. Check the register of sponsors for any change in the university’s sponsor licence status.

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