Global Mobility Risk

Managing Global Mobility activities involves good Risk Management.

The University offers different types of overseas experiences for students, including semester- or year-long exchanges, two or three week study tours run by our academics, international summer schools hosted by our overseas partner universities, as well as placements, internships, and volunteering opportunities that may range from a week to a few months. These opportunities provide a valuable experience and are an integral part of the overall learning experience.

Faculty approval is necessary for overseas study programs and ensures that this study is creditable towards a University of Adelaide study program. Study Overseas works with the Academic staff to create and facilitate Faculty-led activities, such as study tours. All students travelling overseas for University of Adelaide study activities register through the GLAS Application System to centralise information and provide an administrative platform for relevant faculty members, as well as applications for overseas help and other potential funding options. This also ensures that the appropriate insurance is available and appropriate for travel.

A risk assessment is required for new overseas mobility activities and activities requiring travel to a country that is designated, by DFAT, as “high risk” or where sanctions may apply. For repeat activities where the activity, location and arrangements remain as previously approved, then a simple review and update of the original risk assessment will suffice.

Please complete the Global Mobility Risk Assessment.

Use the University Risk Matrix to assess the risk rating.

If you have questions about the risk assessment or process, please consult initially with the Associate Dean (International) or Faculty Global Mobility representative. Section C of the Risk Management Framework also outlines the steps involved.

On completion, please submit the risk assessment to your school or faculty program approver.

Any risk questions can be referred to Anne Hill, Director, Risk Services.