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Prior to leaving on independent travel, sign-out at Bader Reception indicating when you are traveling and returning, where you will be, and your contact information. Please also inform a friend of your travel plans.

To help you remain safe we encourage you to keep the following information close to hand when travelling:

  • The Bader Hall Reception number: 0044 1323 834400
  • The location and contact information of the local police and other local emergency support services (e.g. the equivalent numbers to “911”) - 999 in the UK and 112 in Europe.
  • The Emergency Contact Number for Queen’s University, provided on the Emergency Contact Card (+1 (613) 533-6111).
  • Contact information for your travel providers (e.g. airline, bus company, etc.) as well as information regarding changing/obtaining tickets in the host country.
  • Address and telephone number of the Embassy for your home country.
  • Local contacts for support (friends, other Castle students)
  • Itinerary for departing host country (leave copies with local and family contacts)
  • Emergency contact information for family and friends at home
  • Alternative contact in the event your primary emergency cannot be reached
  • Insurance (review your health insurance for implications of civil unrest; purchase trip cancellation insurance; ensure your insurance information is readily accessible; know the relevant phone numbers for your policy; know how to access your insurance from abroad)
  • Check your email frequently, in case of emergency updates from the BISC.

In the Event of an Emergency While Abroad

If you are in a situation that declines to the point your welfare is threatened, you should:

  • Contact the local authorities for immediate assistance
  • Contact Bader Hall Reception to speak with a Student Services staff member
  • Contact your local embassy for assistance
  • Contact Queen’s Security using the number on their Emergency Contact Card to report on the situation and to initiate the Emergency Protocol
  • If the situation warrants, contact your insurance company (emergency medical, travel arrangements, etc.)
Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
Fax: +44 1323 834499
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Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment
Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
Fax: (613) 533-6810
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