The University has a duty of care to all staff and students who wish to travel overseas and needs to be assured that those travelling have fully considered the risks and put appropriate precautions into place.
A range of guidance and risk assessments have been created to support and enable you to undertake research activities, including travel within the UK and outside of the UK, and face-to-face research. You should work with your supervisor to review your work plans and consult the provided by the Workplace Health, Safety and wellbeing Team.
PGR students follow the same guidance and advice as staff undertaking travel for research or conferences. The covers a range of essential topics, including; planning your trip; travel insurance; travel health; booking your travel; and University requirements (such as risk assessments) for travel to high and extreme risk locations.
If you are planning fieldwork, please check the leaflet for essential information on safe travel (.pdf) and the Foreign travel checklist (Gov.uk) before making any bookings
PGR students undertaking fieldwork can continue to make use of all University support services.
For technical questions regarding travel, risk assessment and insurance, please contact the University’s insurance team on firstname.lastname@example.org