There are many ways to contact our VISA Team, please see below for options available.

Update: During the on-going and developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the VISA Team is still here to support all current and prospective international students with visa-related enquiries. The VISA Team are now running remote VISA Drop-in sessions and appointments and are also on hand to help by email and telephone as normal.

If you are a current student and wish to request a Drop-in slot, please complete the form available.

Please also browse our website information and Downloadable Documents, where you may find the answer to your question.

Phone: +44 (0)141 273 1244 
Web Address:
Visa Drop-In Sessions

The VISA Team are currently running remote Drop-in sessions for students 2 times per week. These take place at the following dates/times:

  • Mondays 10am-12pm
  • Thursdays 2pm – 4pm

Drop-ins are for quick questions and advice; students will receive a 10 – 15 minute slot with a VISA Advisor via video call, telephone, or web-chat, followed with an email summing up the advice given.

To request a slot, please complete the form

Note: If you are contacting us to request advice on behalf of someone else, written permission from the individual must be emailed in advance to, providing your full name, and authorisation that we liaise with you in relation to their enquiry. Where possible, applicants/students are advised to contact the team directly.


During the on-going and developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the VISA Team is still here to support all current and prospective international students with visa-related enquiries. 

If you have not yet received advice from a VISA Advisor regarding your query, please request a Drop-in slot by completing the form online

If you have already met with an Advisor and require more information, you may request a further Drop-in slot, or send an email to with the details.

Longer appointments are reserved for providing initial advice for in-country visa extensions, submissions, or if your enquiry is complex. As such, please let your Advisor know if you feel you require an appointment and this will be arranged between you and your VISA Advisor as required. Appointments can be scheduled via phone call, video call, or web-chat. We are also available to assist you via email.

Meet the team

VISA Management:

  • Peter Yetton

Head of Visa Immigration Support and Advice (VISA) & Assistant Academic Registrar (UKVI Compliance) 
Phone: +44 (0)141 273 1026
Mobile: +44 (0)7891 818 313

  • Frances McNally

Senior Registry Officer (UKVI Compliance) & VISA Support Manager
Phone: +44 (0)141 273 1216 ‌ 

VISA Advisors:

  • Janet Pierotti

Glasgow campus
Phone: +44 (0)141 331 3243

  •  Richard Dineen

Glasgow campus
Phone: +44 (0)141 273 1686

  • Helen Howie

Glasgow campus
Phone: +44 (0)141 273 3430

  • Tasho Rachev

GCU London
Phone: +44 (0)141 273 1829

GCU London Students

If you are studying at GCU London the VISA Team can be contacted on:

Tasho Rachev

VISA Advisor 

Phone: +44 (0)141 273 1829

Comments and Feedback

If you would like to share your comments, suggestions or feedback for the VISA Team, please email at any time. We regularly review the service provision for students, families and staff and welcome your comments for improvement.

The Team also closely review feedback provided within the International Student Barometer (ISB) and encourage all international students to use the survey to share their views on their whole GCU student experience, not just their experience with the VISA Team. More Information about the survey and when this is available, can be found at