Attending UK conferences, working from home, or attending meetings within the UK would be within the expected activities of a sponsored Tier 5 researcher and does not need to be recorded or reported. If a Tier 5 visa holder is planning a trip where they will be unreachable by phone or email, however, they must inform their normal HR contact in their host department/faculty/college before they leave.
Contact details for sponsored Tier 5 visa holders must be kept up to date during their visit. Sponsored visa holders must be contactable within a reasonable period of time by email or phone. The host department/faculty should ensure contact details in CoreHR are checked and maintained, and colleges should ensure their HR systems are updated.
Travel for family or leisure purposes is permitted for any visa holder; however, if longer periods of travel outside the UK are proposed this would need to be discussed with the Staff Immigration Team (SIT), as Tier 5 visa holders re-entering the UK after a months-long absence may face questions as to whether their original visit is still continuing.