The response by Universities has been idiosyncratic and inconsistent. Some cover all visa fees for
Over the past decade, the costs relating to a visa for foreign workers in Britain have skyrocketed. Institutions of higher education, traditionally have a very high number of EU and non-EU international staff. As one recent report suggested this can range from 1 out of every 5 to over 40% of academic staff at some institutions. Yet, Universities often have minimal or non-existent provisions for these costs, simply passing them on to new hires. As a result, staff may be hit with huge and unexpected financial burdens. We want to raise public awareness of this situation and pressure Universities to do the right thing and support their staff.
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