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After arriving at your work placement, you might need to make changes to your original Training Agreement. Please ensure that
change is approved and signed off by the person who signed your original Training Agreement and recorded on section 2 During the mobility:
After your supervisor has signed the form, please email the form to the Exchanges Office at Oxford Brookes.
While you are on work placement you will need to send the following to the Exchanges Office at Oxford Brookes:
It is important that you read the following information carefully as part of your preparation for working or studying abroad. In addition, you can find invaluable information and travel advice on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website, which covers safety and security, local laws and customs, entry requirements, health and natural disasters, as well as a range of other useful information.
Please refer to the following sections and subscribe to FCO travel advice alerts and follow FCO Travel on Facebook and Twitter, to receive real-time travel advice updates.
There are a few basic steps that you can take to help in terms of your personal safety:
Make sure someone knows what your plans are.
Plan your trip carefully, so that you avoid arriving somewhere new late at night.
Be mindful of your bag/luggage and avoid taking large quantities of cash with you.
Do not link up with strangers if travelling alone and try to avoid dangerous social situations.
Monitor your alcohol consumption, so that you are able to stay in control of any situations you find yourself in.
Find out the ‘no go’ areas and always stay in well-lit and busy areas.
Other universities, organisations and countries might react differently than Brookes or the UK in an emergency situation, so remember, that your priority is to follow your home country’s advice.
If you have a specific medical problem, you should carry an internationally recognized medic alert emblem with you at all times, as well as medical records, including details of all medication you are taking, allergies, immunization history, blood
If you have on-going health issues, these should be discussed with the relevant medical practitioner before you leave, so that you have any medical advice you might need.
If you take medication on a regular basis, you should bring sufficient supplies to last for the length of your stay. You should also have copies of your prescriptions, just in case you need to access additional supplies.
It is crucial that you check immunization requirements for your country of destination, plus any you might require, should you plan to travel. You should retain a certificate of all your immunizations for your records.
If you become sick or get injured abroad you should seek medical attention locally if you feel you need it. Your travel insurance should cover most medical expenses if you have taken out a comprehensive policy. Please keep in touch with Brookes
and host university exchange teams.
If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of a crime of any kind overseas, you should report this to the local police. Your embassy may be able to help you too.
If your passport is lost or stolen and you need to obtain new travel documents whilst abroad, please read the
official government advice. Oxford Brookes insurance might cover for some of the cost.
If you are not a British national, please make sure you contact your home country’s embassy!
Always report any stolen goods or other crime to the local police immediately – this is required also for insurance purposes.