The International Student Advice (ISA) team

The International Student Advice (ISA) team provides free and confidential advice and information on UK immigration and related matters to prospective and current UEL students, recent UEL graduates and their families. The ISA team are specialist immigration advisers regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to provide such services. 

Please note that it is illegal to give immigration advice unless you are authorised to do so by the OISC. All immigration advice queries should therefore be referred to the ISA team. 

The International Compliance team

The International Compliance team oversees the University’s responsibilities as a Student Sponsor Licence (formerly known as Tier 4 Sponsor Licence).

How we advise

The International Student Advice (ISA) team operate in accordance within our Conditions of Service and abide by the UKCISA/AISA Code of Ethics. The International Student Advisers are regulated under the OISC guidelines to give immigration advice. The OISC (Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner)is an independent organisation that monitors immigration advice and services. 

You can reach the International Student Advice (ISA) team by email (, or telephone (020 8223 3050). 

The team deliver visa application advice webinars for offer holders and immigration advice workshops for current students. 

The advisers are Emma Greenleaf, Jennifer Haywood, Sumaiya Zabwala. 

If you are currently enrolled at the University of East London, you should visit our Student Immigration and Compliance intranet site for more dedicated visa information and guidance.