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Tier 4 students on placement

If you are on a Tier 4 visa you can take part in a work placement if it is counted towards an assessed unit on your course and does not take more than one third or half of your course, depending on your level of study.

As your Tier 4 sponsor, Southampton Solent University is required to notify the Home Office if you will be carrying out a work placement. Therefore, it is essential that you log your placement on the University Placement App prior to starting the placement. Failure to do so could result in your breaking the work conditions attached to your visa.

As a Tier 4 sponsor, the University is required to monitor the attendance of Tier 4 students while undertaking a placement and will receive regular attendance reports from your placement provider. Unexplained absences could result in the University withdrawing your Tier 4 sponsorship and reporting this to the Home Office, who will cancel your visa. Therefore, if you are unable to attend your placement for any reason, it is essential that you let your employer know as soon as possible by 1pm at the very latest on the day of absence.

Tier 4 students are not permitted to be self-employed or engaged in business activity, which includes setting up a business, being employed for a company in which they hold shares 10 per cent or more, or holding a statutory role, such as a director.


Page last updated on Tuesday 8 August 2017 at 9.35am.


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