8. What advice is available on Study Abroad and Work Placements?

For students who become pregnant before or during a period of study abroad or a work placement there may be circumstances where the University is limited in the support it can realistically offer to the student. Where this is judged to present a particular risk to the student or their unborn child, they may be strongly advised to take time out or transfer to a different programme of study.

If a student becomes pregnant before, or during a period of study abroad, advice may be taken from the Study Abroad Office via telephone: +44 (0)113 343 7900.

If a student becomes pregnant before, or during a work placement, advice should be sought from their School/Faculty Work Placement Support Tutor and/or the Work Placement Support Officer in the Careers Centre, who are contactable via telephone: +44 (0) 113 343 5295.

It should be noted that the University’s travel insurance limits the amount payable for medical care for a child born outside of the UK during an insured journey to £50,000 (as at March 2012) while such child is under the age of 6 months.