What happens if I do not log an Engagement Activity?
If you are going to be absent during term time, you must first apply for and be granted permission from your School. They will create an ‘Authorised Absence’ record for you, and you will not be required to register any engagement activities during your absence.
If you do not meet these requirements, you will be classed as a “Student of Concern” and given a “Level of Concern” numbered 1 to 5.
We will send you an email to remind you that you need to register a face to face activity if there is nothing on your record in a 2 week period.
Level 1 - If you do not attend a face to face session in any four week period, then we will contact you by email to remind you that you must register a face to face activity, and will give you a deadline to do this.
Level 2 - If you do not register a face to face session as requested, you will be asked by email to attend a specific face to face session, at a certain date, time and place.
Level 3 – If you do not attend the specified session, you will be contacted by telephone and email and asked to meet with the Visa Compliance Coordinator. If you do not answer the telephone, or respond to the email you will also be sent a letter to your UK address.
Level 4 – If you do not respond, your case will be referred to the Visa Compliance Manager, who will contact your School to confirm that you have not been engaging with your studies.
Level 5 – If you have not responded to any of the previous contact attempts, and there is no evidence that you have been engaging with your studies at all then you will be invited to a final meeting with the Visa Compliance Manager who will explain the consequences of reporting you to the Home Office for non-engagement. Your School will be advised to withdraw you from the programme and you will be reported to the Home Office within 48 hours. You will have to leave the UK.
If you have any questions then please contact the Visa Compliance Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org