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US academic given two weeks to leave UK after eight years

9 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Visa system for researchers is hostile and costly and risks jamming a pipeline of talent, universities warn After eight years researching music history at Glasgow University, Elizabeth Ford hoped her request for a visa extension would sail through this summer. Instead, the Home Office gave the American academic two weeks to pack up her life and leave the country. Ford has held a research fellowship at Edinburgh University - which, like Glasgow is in the elite Russell Group - and is due to begin a new research fellowship at Oxford University. But this is in jeopardy after a letter from the...
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