I‌nternational Researchers

The UK Higher Education system produces some of the world’s best research and is highly valued.  Research in the UK is complex, with several channels used to source funding. A large part of our focus is on society’s big issues such as global warming; research is now cross-disciplinary and themed to provide innovative solutions to these issues.

Undertaking research in another country can be challenging as well as rewarding. This is particularly true if you are working in a second language. You are likely to find a mix of social, cultural and academic challenges to overcome. There are a number of ways that you can access help and support which we have sign posted to below. If you are completely new to academia in the UK, or just need a quick refresh, this section should give you a clear idea of the UK research environment.

Relocating to the UK - The Working at Liverpool website has a useful section for those thinking of, or who have relocated to the UK. 

Visas (Certificate of Sponsorship)

If you need a visa to study or work in the United Kingdom, have a look at the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website to find out about your visa options. 

External Resources

Euraxess - A wealth of information specifically for Researchers moving around Europe. Just select the country that you are going to live in and relevant information for each country will be displayed.

Prospects.ac.uk - A helpful section providing general information about working in the UK.

NARIC - NARIC provides information on overseas qualifications and comparisons to UK qualifications.

British Council - The UK's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

UK Research and Innovation - Works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish

UK Council for International Student Affairs - Although aimed at students, you might find the UKCISA website useful for advice on moving to and living in the UK. 

Guardian Education - A good source of Higher Education news.