Business travel

University policies

Policies which relate to travelling on University business

Sustainable Travel Policy

This policy sets out the University's "climate-conscious travel" approach: being aware of the environmental impacts of travel, and choosing low-carbon travel options where possible.

Sustainable Travel Policy

Human Resources

Leave and unauthorised absence policies;

The policies on leave and unauthorised absences may be helpful for managers who have staff who travel on University business.

Leave and absence policy


Staff expenses policies;

Specific guidance on levels of reimbursement and allowable costs is available on the webpage linked below;

Staff expenses information on Finance website


Travel insurance must be obtained prior to travel. Staff can request insurance from the Insurance Office using their online form.

Travel insurance [SharePoint]

Health and Safety

University Health and Safety Policy

The University Health and Safety policy should be followed as much as possible even when travelling abroad. 

Travel plan

More specific health and safety guidance is also available including a Travel Plan form and travel risk assessments, in the Travel Safety section.



Information security

 Advice when travelling away from home and the office

Information Security policy

Information security whilst travelling