Updated February 2016
Risk Assessment Procedure
1. Every graduate student should complete a risk assessment when conducting overseas fieldwork as part of their research - even if they are only going home.
2. The completed risk assessment should be approved and signed by the supervisor and submitted to the MPhil administrator for your course.
3. Students conducting fieldwork that do not need to apply for Leave to Work away will still need to complete the risk assessment form and send the completed form to their Course Administrator.
4. All completed risk assessments are kept in the student’s electronic file.
5. Students are expected to return to Cambridge if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warning for a location changes to Red (advise against all travel).
Leave to Work Away Check in Procedure
1. Students who are conducting Leave to Work Away in locations that have an Amber Foreign and Commonwealth Office warning are required to check in weekly with the MPhil Administrator. However, students who are nationals of the country they are conducting fieldwork in, and who have either family or friends in-country, will not be required to check in.
2. Students are expected to return to Cambridge if the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warning for a location changes to Red (advise against all travel).
3. Students who fail to check in will be contacted by the MPhil Administrator, and if they still fail to return contact, the MPhil Administrator will contact the first emergency contact.
4. If the emergency contact has had no contact with the student the MPhil Administrator will alert the student’s supervisor, MPhil Director, Department Administrator, the University’s Insurance Section and the relevant embassies.