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Travel advice for students travelling aboard

Please note the current travel advice if you are planning to do your URSS project overseas.

At present students travelling to China are not insured. If you make advanced travel arrangements but the FCO then advise against travel due to Coronavirus claims will not be paid. If you do decide to go ahead and plan your trip try to find flights and accommodation that can be cancelled at minimal or no cost as you will not be covered by the University policy or be reimbursed by the University.

If you are a Chinese national and book a flight to return to China you will not be covered by the University’s travel policy. You will need to arrange your own insurance cover.

Travel to Hong Kong is still covered by the University's travel policy but we would strongly advise that flights and accommodation should only be booked if they can be cancelled at minimal or no cost. Please be aware that there is also a risk that Hong Kong Universities may still be closed and if you need to cancel your trip as a result of the closures the insurers and the University will not cover your costs.

The FCO advice should be monitored daily if you are planning to travel to a country that is associated with any health or safety risk. All URSS students travelling outside the UK will be required to complete a detailed risk assessment.

For further information please refer to Advice for Warwick community on Coronavirus outbreak 

Thu 05 Mar 2020, 15:20

EUTOPIA/URSS Research Bursary Opportunity

EUtopia is an alliance of six European universities that exists to create a connected and inclusive community addressing global and local challenges. Funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ ‘European Universities’ programme, EUtopia is comprised of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the University of Gothenburg, CY Cergy Paris Université , Pompeu Fabra University – Barcelona, the University of Warwick, and is led by the University of Ljubljana.

This year EUtopia will offer two Warwick students a €1500 bursary to carry out a URSS summer research project at one the EUtopia partners. The funding will support EUtopia’s mission of working as a network of European campuses, through collaborative research, increased mobility of students, academics and staff, and shared innovations that serve the wider public in regional communities.

If you are interested, please apply by completing the EUTOPIA application form.

Application deadline is 31 March 2020.

Students who have previously received a URSS bursary are eligible to apply.


Tue 07 Jan 2020, 14:42

URSS Drop-in Session

The drop-in sessions will continue throughout Term 2 every Wednesday between 2-4pm in the Student Opportunity Hub.

If you have any questions about the URSS or would like to collect your URSS certificate please drop in any time between 2-4pm. No appointment required.

Mon 06 Jan 2020, 11:59

Connecting Cultures URSS

Connecting Cultures are keen to support research via the university's URSS scheme. While we hope to offer some Connecting Cultures-specific bursaries in the future, this year we can help with mentoring and research support for projects that relate to our research themes: Connecting Cultures

Wed 20 Nov 2019, 09:13

British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR)

You have the opportunity to present your research at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research. BCUR20 is an academic conference for undergraduates and will take place on 6-7 April 2020 at the University of Leeds.

All research is welcome, in any discipline taught in Higher Education.

To take part you will need to submit your 250 word abstract by midnight on Sunday 5 January 2020.

Want to know more
Take a look at BCUR2020 or email

Wed 30 Oct 2019, 09:16

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