King’s calls all exchange students from Hong Kong back

The university wants to ‘reassure students’ and ‘offer support’


Yesterday a number of British Universities decided to call back all students currently studying in the city of Hong Kong.

This morning a KCL spokesperson told The Tab King's that they also would be telling students who are currently studying in Hong Kong on exchange programmes that they will help them return safely to the U.K.

A King's College London spokesperson said: "We are in contact with all our students who are currently in Hong Kong on exchange programmes, as part of a dual degree or studying as part of their joint PhDs to both reassure them and offer them support.

"We are monitoring the situation very closely and considering Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice and we are continuing to discuss options with our students including offering them the opportunity to return to the U.K. earlier than planned".

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The statement

King's are one of six British universities that have confirmed in the last 24 hours that they will be advising their students in Hong Kong to come back to the U.K.

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Warwick, Nottingham, Aberdeen, Southampton, Sheffield and Edinburgh have all confirmed to The Tab that they are bringing students back.

If you are a King's student currently studying in Hong Kong please get in touch with us via our Facebook page or email tom@thetab.com.

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