Guide to PRSS Travel at UNSW
Graduate Research School
All postgraduate research candidates travelling on UNSW business/conference need to follow the UNSW Travel Policy and Procedure when booking their travel.
- Use the UNSW's online travel management system
UNSW requires that all students register travel using the online travel management system (Serko). The online travel management system can be used to book travel through UNSW's preferred suppliers or enter travel booked independently. Your travel profile in the online travel management system is linked to your school/unit and faculty and is not linked to the Graduate Research School. Please seek advice from the designated travel administrator within your school/unit/Faculty if you encounter problems with this process. Please see the Finance travel website for further information on the online travel management system.
- Check traveler health and safety requirements
When there is concern about the safety of a University traveller's destination, the University may curtail, suspend or prohibit travel. Certain regions require Risk Management Unit notification/approval, including Afganistan, Chad, Chechnya, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Israel, Somalia or Sudan. Postgraduate research students must check the Australian Government Travel Advisory and Consular Assistance Service website for the latest travel advice before requesting international travel. Destinations noted by Smart Traveller as "Reconsider your need to Travel" or "Do Not Travel" cannot be travelled to without the permission of the Manager of the Graduate Research School. If this permission is obtained all UNSW students traveling to any countries or regions listed as "Reconsider your need to Travel" or "Do Not Travel" must contact the Risk Management Unit (Tel: 9385 1414) prior to departure to obtain further instructions and to supply information regarding their departure dates and destinations.
- Register your travel with UNSW Student Online Travel Register
UNSW students travelling for UNSW business/conference purposes need to complete the UNSW Student Travel Register at http://www.surveys.unsw.edu.au/survey/156891/41cd/. This is maintained by the Global Education Office. You should also check that your details in myUNSW are current and updated with the best contact information.