Course Details

Travel Safety for Women Business Travellers

Who should attend?

This is an online safety training awareness course for female travellers who travel regularly on University business

Course Details

In some situations female travellers can be more vulnerable in terms of their personal safety than their male colleagues, and anecdotally there are reports of female travellers encountering distressing or difficult situations while travelling on University business.

In response and in conjunction with a specialist travel safety provider, Maiden Voyage, the University Safety Office is offering an online personal safety training course for its female business travellers.

The course is not designed for long term fieldworkers in remote areas, where more specific training and preparation would be required, but it is intended to provide general safety advice, prompts and reminders for the kinds of issues that can arise, as well as a number of useful tips to help prepare the female traveller. The course is not only a useful resource for inexperienced travellers but is intended to be a useful refresher for more experienced travellers too.

The course has 5 modules:

Travel Planning
Cultural awareness
Hotel safety
Meetings and leisure time

Each module will take approximately 25 minutes to complete and participants can choose whether to do all modules at once or to do them one at a time, when it's convenient. Each module will have an assessment at the end and on successful completion of the assessment you'll receive a certificate. You will have a chance to retake modules if you feel you would like to, but once your booking is confirmed by email you will l be required to complete all five modules within a month or your access will expire. A further link to the course material will be embedded in the confirmation email that you receive.


There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.


For further information contact Safety Office.