Following last week’s events in Beirut and Paris, staff may be concerned about colleagues or students in those cities. All information available at this time suggests that no Macquarie staff or students have been involved in either event. Many members of the University community have family or friends in France or Lebanon, and may be concerned for their safety or wellbeing at this time. The University’s counselling and support services are available to provide help for anyone affected by these terrible events.
Staff and students may have concerns regarding travel abroad, and this response is understandable at times such as these. Overseas travel is an important part of our daily business, and there is considerable support for any member of our community undertaking an overseas trip. The University’s travel policy and procedure includes a risk assessment for every destination, and the University’s travel safety website provides further information for all staff and students.
For further information or assistance, please contact your line manager, academic advisor, Student Services or Campus Wellbeing.