Dear Leeds College of Art,

Please can you could you state whether, since being granted a Tier
4 sponsor licence, you have been visited by UK Visas & Immigration
(and before that, the UK Border Agency) for the purpose of
assessing your institution's compliance with the sponsor licence.

If the answer is yes, please could you state whether the assessment
included direct investigation of the practical application of
admissions policy (i.e., looking at an actual sample of individual
applications already approved for a Tier 4 visa by your
institution) or whether only a general appraisal of policy
relating to the sponsor licence was carried out, without direct
investigation of its practical application.

Yours faithfully,

James Field

Fiona Bagchi, Leeds College of Art

Dear Mr Field

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request
dated 2 October 2014. You will receive a response to your request as soon
as possible and no later than 20 workings from the day following receipt
of your request i.e. no later than 30 October 2014.

Yours sincerely

Fiona Bagchi

E-mail: [1][email address]

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From: James Field [[FOI #232486 email]]
Sent: 02 October 2014 16:36
To: Fiona Bagchi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Tier 4 sponsor licence

Dear Leeds College of Art,

Please can you could you state whether, since being granted a Tier
4 sponsor licence, you have been visited by UK Visas & Immigration
(and before that, the UK Border Agency) for the purpose of
assessing your institution's compliance with the sponsor licence.

If the answer is yes, please could you state whether the assessment
included direct investigation of the practical application of
admissions policy (i.e., looking at an actual sample of individual
applications already approved for a Tier 4 visa by your
institution) or  whether only a general appraisal of policy
relating to the sponsor licence was carried out, without direct
investigation of its practical application.

Yours faithfully,

James Field

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Fiona Bagchi, Leeds College of Art

Dear Mr Field

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request, dated 2
October 2014, concerning whether the College had been visited by the UK
Border Agency or by UK Visas & Immigration for the purpose of assessing
the College's compliance with the sponsor licence. I can confirm that the
College holds this information.

 

The College Registry has confirmed that the College was visited by the UK
Border Agency in 2011 for the purpose of assessing the College's
compliance with the sponsor licence. The review included the
assessment/direct investigation of the practical application of admissions
policy i.e. it involved a review of an actual sample of individual
applications already approved for a Tier 4 visa by the College.

 

I hope that this provides the information that you require but, if you are
dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask
for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted
within two months of the date of receipt of this response and should be
addressed to: the Principal, Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, Leeds,
LS2 9AQ.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Fiona Bagchi

E-mail: [1][Leeds College of Art request email]

 
________________________________________
From: James Field [[FOI #232486 email]]
Sent: 02 October 2014 16:36
To: Fiona Bagchi
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Tier 4 sponsor licence

Dear Leeds College of Art,

Please can you could you state whether, since being granted a Tier
4 sponsor licence, you have been visited by UK Visas & Immigration
(and before that, the UK Border Agency) for the purpose of
assessing your institution's compliance with the sponsor licence.

If the answer is yes, please could you state whether the assessment
included direct investigation of the practical application of
admissions policy (i.e., looking at an actual sample of individual
applications already approved for a Tier 4 visa by your
institution) or  whether only a general appraisal of policy
relating to the sponsor licence was carried out, without direct
investigation of its practical application.

Yours faithfully,

James Field

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Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #232486 email]

Is [Leeds College of Art request email] the wrong address for Freedom of
Information requests to Leeds College of Art? If so, please contact us
using this form:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

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the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
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Fiona Bagchi 
Clerk to the Board of Governors
0113 202 8000
[2]www.leeds-art.ac.uk

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