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2019 HealthStudents are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated by the time of their arrival at the start of the Winter 2022 term. All BISC students will be able to access local NHS services as part of their study visa, including COVID-19 vaccine jabs.

Students should ensure that their travel insurance provides coverage for COVID-19 related treatment, and we recommend that students review the AMS Health and Travel Plan that is included in the BISC fee structure to ensure this meets your personal health and wellness needs.

Any students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms at any time will be required to self-isolate in their room at Bader Hall, notify the Student Services staff, and then follow the procedure for testing through the UK’s NHS.

In the unlikely event of a new lockdown being implemented by the UK Government, a feasibility review will be conducted by BISC and Queen’s University to assess how the remainder of the term will be conducted, and if necessary, students will be restricted to the Castle estate. The BISC also reserves the right to impose a tightening of our social-distancing and socialisation rules in response to this scenario, to safeguard the health of all students, staff and faculty.

Students are strongly encouraged to take the opportunity to get their booster COVID-19 vaccination before they travel to the UK as by January 2022 all adults in Canada will be eligible. Students are also encouraged to get a ‘flu vaccination if they have not had one already this winter.

Travelling to the BISC

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Proof of Covid19 test and quarantine procedures.

Academics at the BISC

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Social distancing and safety in classrooms and labs.

Arriving at the BISC

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Social bubbles, meal groups and more.

Academic & Personal Travel

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Travel restrictions, ELOs and Mid-Term Trips.

Term life at the BISC

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Campus life, Bader Hall and Housekeeping.

More Information

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Links to UK Government guidelines and more

The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
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