Minister’s open letter focuses on quality learning, student returns post winter-break and their physical and mental wellbeing
International students in the UK will have access to vaccines, according to their position on the priority ladder, the department of health and social care has confirmed.
The UK government has extended support to international students during the ongoing pandemic, and universities minister Michelle Donelan has assured them in an open letter that the authorities will make every effort to aid them as they step towards the end of the 2020-21 academic term.
The letter emphasises the return to face-to-face learning and ensuring that students receive quality education. Keeping in mind the festive rush, a new five-week period to manage student returns post-Christmas has also been mentioned, along with adequate testing to help identify and isolate those who could spread the virus.
Talking about resources to monitor physical and mental health, Donelan thanked international students for their patience during the pandemic and assured them of her commitment to providing the fullest experience of studying at the best universities in the UK.
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