Please contact your Biochemistry host for relevant forms.
- The right-to-work check must be carried out by the Biochemistry administration.
- The visitor is required to contact Deputy Departmental Safety Officer to arrange a Safety Induction.
- In this case, a University card is requested. It acts as an entry card and IT access: ID card application form - for students.
You can read more about the information for student visitors here and here.
Overseas visitors requirements
It is becoming more common to have various types of student visitors to the department. There are different procedures and support provided depending on the level of student, duration of the visit, and fees paid.
You are encouraged to apply with as much notice as possible as the arrangements and approval process may take some time at busy points in the academic year and without all the arrangements in place your visit cannot be approved and commence.
Students visiting for less than one term (i.e. up to three months aligned with a university term) may be admitted to the department as a visiting student (via the normal visitor process) and no fee is charged; this is considered part of the contribution of the department to vitality of the biochemistry community.
The department expects students visiting for longer to register as Recognised Students. The university limits recognised student status to a stay of up to three terms (i.e. one year). Note in particular recognised student applications are processed via academic admin (so the normal visitor application form is not required) by submission to Graduate studies administrator via email@example.com.
The principal difference between a visiting student and a recognised student is the level of services provided, notably in terms of supervision level, which represents a real cost to the department.
Students on ‘stagiaires’ or other internships may be admitted as a visiting student. Such stays are normally limited to one term (i.e. up to 3 months aligned with a university term) and the individual is admitted through the visitor process, together with an internship agreement/contract (from the sending institution) authorised by both institutions. Some internship programmes mandate a visit duration of greater than 3 months, and in such cases the department will consider applications for (the mandated minimum period) up to a maximum visit of 5 months, where the visit should then coincide with the summer term (and hence longer vacation associated with that term). Internship applications must be supported by a member of academic faculty and include a short research plan outlining both the benefit to the student and the department.
Please always contact your departmental host prior to any action.
You should ALWAYS receive an official email from Departmental administration after your Visitor status approval, confirming access to the building. If you haven't received any information, please contact the HR team.
Template of a letter that is provided by Departmental Supervisor: