Exeter won’t be calling exchange students back from Hong Kong

They’ve said they’re ‘monitoring the situation carefully’


The University of Exeter will not be calling exchange students back from Hong Kong in light of the ongoing protests.

At least five other UK universities, including Southampton and the University of Edinburgh, have called for exchange students currently studying in Hong Kong to return to the UK immediately.

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The University of Exeter will not be following the lead of these universities, who have called their students back over concerns for their welfare, as a result of the escalating political violence.

A spokesperson for the University told The Exeter Tab: " The University of Exeter is not currently calling exchange students back from Hong Kong but we are monitoring the situation carefully and staying in close contact with our students in Hong Kong.”

Exeter have instead chosen to follow the lead of the University of St. Andrews, whose Press Office announced today that they will not be calling exchange students back.

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A spokesperson told the St. Andrews Tab: "We are in contact with our students and staff in Hong Kong and will continue to monitor the situation."

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