If you are required to undertake a work placement as an assessed and integral part of your course, your visa will allow this.
During your work placement you will continue to be registered as an Ulster University student and we will continue to monitor your attendance and engagement in your work throughout your work placement.
If you are studying at degree level or above, your work placement must not be more than 50% of the duration of your course. If you are studying at below degree level, your work placement must not be more than 33% of the duration of your course.
Your visa does not allow you to take a Leave of Absence from your studies in order to undertake a work placement.
If you are in the UK as a short-term student, your passport sticker or the stamp in your passport will say "No work" or "Work prohibited". This means that you are not allowed to:
Take paid employment
Take unpaid employment
Do a work placement, even if it is part of your course
If you want to be able to work during your studies, you will need a student visa. Please contact the University Compliance Team at email@example.com to discuss this. We cannot guarantee that you will be entitled to a student visa.
If you have obtained 'settled' or 'pre-settled' status under the UK's EU Settlement Scheme, then you can live, study and work in the UK freely with this immigration status, and you will not require a student visa.
If you are an EU/EEA National and have not obtained 'settled' or 'pre-settled' status then the rules outlined above will apply to you.