We are in unprecedented times and the University is continuing to respond to a fast-moving global problem.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the severity of the impact this continues to have on the ability to travel, we have considered the implications for a year abroad and the options available.
From the start of the pandemic, our primary concern has been and continues to be the health and wellbeing of our students and staff. All decisions and arrangements we are putting in place are designed to minimise the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus while ensuring that you can continue and complete your programme of study.
We have already received confirmation that a number of exchange programmes at our partner institutions will not be running in 2021-22. Therefore, we have had to take the difficult decision to postpone the 2021-22 Year Abroad for second year students on a full year abroad programme.
Current third year students who flipped their year abroad last year, will be able to undertake their year abroad in 2021/22, depending upon any travel restrictions in place in the UK or home country of the student and/or the host institution’s country, at the time of travel.
Current second year students who have a compulsory term abroad (including East 15 Acting School), will be able to undertake their term abroad in 2021/22, depending upon any travel restrictions in place in the UK or home country of the student and/or the host institution’s country, at the time of travel.
We appreciate that there may be many questions you will have. If you are a current second year student and your year abroad is postponed, please read through the below frequently asked questions (FAQs) as we have tried to answer as many of the questions you may have as possible. We will update these FAQ as new questions are identified.