All undergraduate students undertaking an international placement must read and sign a Generic Travel Risk Assessment. You will need to familiarise yourself with the risks you may encounter during your international placement and take the recommended steps to mitigate those risks.
Staying safe while abroad is all about being well-prepared and well-informed. The University is here to offer advice, but ultimately you are responsible for ensuring that you do your research before you go and that you make sensible decisions once you’re abroad. Some of the risks you face in your destination country will be similar to risks you face in the UK, but might be more difficult to deal with because of language, cultural or procedural differences; other risks, like natural disasters or political instability, might be completely new to you.
It is important that you read Travel Risk Assessment and Approval Process 2022/23 which is located in your Learning Content, within My Placement.
All undergraduate students undertaking an international placement must read and sign the Generic Travel Risk Assessment located in the 'Documents Sections' in My Placement.
In addition, an Adapted Risk Assessment will be required if any of the following apply:
If your Country or Placement activity has been defined as 'high' or 'moderate' your Placement Co-ordinator will let you know.
In order for an international placement to be approved to go ahead in the relevant host country. ALL of the following conditions must be met:
Researching your destination before you go is one of the most important things you can do to avoid risk. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be. Research can include Googling online resources, talking to students who have gone to the destination before you, looking at FCDO Travel Advice and NaTHNac. You can use the travel insurance policy number to create a profile on the AIG Travel Guard site which will give you access to resources such as country and city specific safety and security information and online modules on safety abroad.
While you are abroad, you should attend all the orientation and briefing sessions offered by your host organisation or institution and get the advice of local people on the best ways to stay safe.
In an emergency situation if you are a Manchester student studying/working overseas, please contact AIG Europe Ltd on +44 (0)1273 727 416 or email UOM.email@example.com