Travelling and working abroad

The University has a comprehensive Business Travel Policy for staff and students travelling abroad on business. Trips need to be registered online.

Please be aware before booking any trip that there is currently no cover for costs incurred if a trip is disrupted as a consequence of COVID-19.  However, this exclusion does not extend to medical emergency treatment expenses, if a traveller falls ill during a trip and requires emergency treatment as a result of the virus then our policy would respond.  The cost of routine COVID-19 tests, testing, hotel quarantine costs, cancellation or curtailment won't be covered.


University Health and Safety Policy (UHSP/0/01) requires Head of Budget Centres to make arrangements for ensuring that risks to staff and students are properly identified and controlled. This requirement extends to staff and student whilst carrying out University activities when abroad on University business or University related activities. [more information]

Travel Cover Summary 

Also running along side the main Travel policy, there is a Travel Legal Expenses Policy provided by DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Ltd. Details can be obtained from the Insurance office

 Travellers with medical conditions should bear in mind that there is an exclusion relating to travelling against medical advice.  If in doubt you are advised to seek medical advice or contact the Insurance office.

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Data Protection 

For both students and staff, the insurance team comply with the University-wide data protection principles, further details of which can be found at the following link:









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