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After enrolling at your exchange university, you might be required to make changes to your original Learning Agreement. Please ensure that any module change is approved and signed off by the person who signed your original Learning Agreement and
recorded on your Learning Agreement Changes form (International exchanges) or section 2 - During the mobility (Erasmus+ exchanges). These documents can be downloaded from Mobility Online.
After all the relevant staff members have signed the form, please sign the form yourself and upload it to Mobility Online. Failure to seek approval and signature from the relevant staff members for any module changes could result in NO credit
While you are on exchange you will need to upload the following documents. These can be downloaded from Mobility Online.
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, Commonwealth and Development 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
FCDO travel advice alerts
and follow FCO Travel on
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.
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.
The Oxford Brookes emergency number for evenings and weekends (OBU Campus Services): +44 (0) 1865 483060
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Advice