The University considers the health and safety of its students to be paramount. It has been closely monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the travel advice issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
In line with FCDO advice, the University is suspending travel to countries where the FCDO is advising against all travel or all but essential travel. Please continue to refer to the FCDO website for the most up-to-date advice. The University continues to monitor and review the situation.
For the avoidance of doubt, activities such as visits to partner institutions, conference attendance and field trips are not considered essential. The University Operating Board has extended this advice to student placements which have not already commenced for 2020-21.
If you were due to undertake an international study or work placement in 2020-21, your School will have contacted you to outline the conditions for your placement going ahead and the alternative options should that not be possible. Please contact your School if you are unsure.