FAQs

My course offer states that I need ATAS clearance, but I am currently unable to submit an application. What should I do?

You will continue to need Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance if your course requires it, even though it is not currently possible to apply for ATAS clearance. If clearance is needed immediately, the UK Home Office advises you to email the Home Office’s Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk We suggest that you also contact […]

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What should be included in my reference letters?

Your reference letters should cover the following: 1) How long have you known the applicant? 2) In what capacity do you know the applicant? (e.g. professional, educational, supervisory, voluntary, religious) 3) When you last had regular contact with the applicant 4) A brief overall endorsement of the applicant, including their: Skills in leadership and networking Personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities […]

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