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It is highly unlikely that the discrepancy in your name will prejudice you in any future immigration application you would need to make.
You can simply see a solicitor in this event and ask them to draft a Statutory Declaration for you to execute explaining that you changed you name by deed poll (attaching a copy of your change of name deed to the SD as an exhibit) and that this was not taken in to account by your university. This will be sufficient for immigration purposes if you cannot get them to change the name.
If they are not willing to change it following your formal attempts then the only way they can be forced to do so is by a Court Order. It would be a fairly unusual application to make at Court but provided you can prove that you were previously know as "Ian" and that this was changed by your change of name deed then you may be successful.
I would see a local solicitor about writing a letter before action to them setting out the background attaching a copy of the change of name deed and asking for them to confirm their reasonable fees to affect the change. They would state that an application to court will follow if it is not done and it should cost around £50_Vat for them to do this .
If they do not comply then you have no option but to submit an application to Court. You would probably have to pay the full costs of this though because it is quite an unusual situation.
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