Uni SA suspends travel to Hong Kong

And it provides counselling for students in Adelaide worried about people at home

As the news from Hong Kong got worse yesterday, Uni South Australia did not muck around, suspending staff and student travel there, “until further notice”.

“Uni SA is closely monitoring events in Hong Kong and their impact on its staff and students, particularly in in light of the increasing focus of activity on university campuses,” a university representative said.

Uni SA also announces it has “counselling support in place” for its students in Adelaide, “who may be concerned for the welfare of family and friends.”

Good move – signalling its concern for international students extends beyond the state of their fee account.

The university has an MOU with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the site of yesterday’s full-scale battle between police and protestors. Uni SA also has agreements at university/operating unit level with the School of Continuing Education at HK Baptist University, the HK Management Association, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Chinese University of Hong Kong.


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