Last updated: Wednesday 3 June 2020

Will going global be cancelled or rescheduled?

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the British Council has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Going Global conference which was due to take place on 29 – 30 June in London.

This decision has been made to protect the health and safety of our delegates, contributors and colleagues during this unprecedented time. 

Delegates and contributors who have already purchased a pass will receive a full refund.  Our team will be in touch with you directly regarding this.  We thank you for your patience whilst we organise all refunds.


Will I still be allowed to study abroad?

For students looking to begin their studies in the UK in 2020, we understand the current situation has led to some uncertainty. At the moment it is difficult to know how long the current disruption will last. We will continue to update you with the latest guidance; however, we recommend you contact your institution for the most up to date advice and information. 

Please see the UCAS website for further information regarding university applications and admissions.

As the situation evolves, we will continue to update you with the latest guidance. Please also see further information for international students from Universities UK 

We have also created a resource to provide you with up to date information on each University’s response, please visit the British Council’s status update site using this link (please note that this is updated regularly and is currently being completed by the UK Universities)


Can the British Council help me get home from studying abroad?

If you are an international student who needs emergency help from the government while overseas as the country you are in will not allow you to travel back to the UK, or there are no commercial travel options available, you can contact your nearest embassy, consulate or high commission.