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Exchange students in Hong Kong to return to the UK due to protests

Three Hong Kong universities have closed due to protests

Due to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, exchange students from the University of Southampton are to be repatriated.

The Soton Tab contacted the University, they replied with a statement that has since been posted on SUSSED:

“In light of the closure of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University and Lingnan University, and the ongoing risk posed by action in the region,"

"We are now proactively working to repatriate all of our students currently in Hong Kong on placements, exchange or study abroad programmes."

Return travel costs will be covered by the University

"We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students and will cover the costs of their return to the UK. We will also work with colleagues to ensure that no student suffers academic detriment as a result of this action.”