Immigration: Key considerations when recruiting from overseas

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Immigration: Key considerations when recruiting from overseas
examines, from an immigration perspective, how to recruit staff from overseas. 

We’re pleased to announce the next run which is taking place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2022 between 10 am and 1 pm each day. 

The workshop is pitched at a level that will suit both experienced practitioners and ‘new starters’, so it serves both as a ‘health check’ for those already working in this area and as an introduction for those who are new to this area.

The online workshop, which will be of benefit to all staff responsible for staff immigration, is facilitated on UCEA’s behalf by Graeme Ross, the Immigration and Compliance Manager at the University of Cambridge who has delivered training for UCEA for over five years. He will be joined by Louisa Cole, Principal Associate, at Eversheds Sutherland. Both facilitators are experts on recruiting HE staff from overseas.

Together they will give hints and tips on how to deal pragmatically with a range of scenarios as well as highlighting relevant legal issues. Examples of some of the areas covered are:

  • SWV applications including - In country and overseas application processes; IHS; Don’t forgets, e.g. TB certificate, Police registrations; Visa conditions and Supplementary employment.
  • Other relevant immigration routes - Visitors; Permitted paid engagements; Temporary Worker (GAE T5); Employing Student visa holders and Global Talent Visa.
  • Employer’s responsibilities - Sponsor duties and Right to work checks.

Individual attendees need to attend both half day sessions over the two days to reap the full benefit of attending. 
For the benefit of attendees, we are limiting attendance to a maximum of 40 attendees.


It takes place between 10 am and 1 pm on the mornings of Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2022.
For fuller details see the indicative timed programme below. 
 Immigration: Key considerations when recruiting from overseas - programme

Attendance fee and how to book

We have set an early bird fee for this workshop as £295.00 until Wednesday 27 April after that the full price fee is £345.00.

When booking a place, you now have the option of paying online by credit card (note our online booking system indicates the ticket as £295 (VAT free)* until 27 April). You can of course be invoiced for the £295 (VAT free) attendance fee (note our online booking system indicates the invoice ticket as £0, you will be invoiced for £295 VAT free * until 27 April) 

This run of the course is fully booked. Register to join the waiting list of for future dates by emailing

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