Insurance and Risk
Travel insurance - Students
Travel Insurance can be arranged for students provided they are undertaking travel on University related business.
Applications should be submitted as soon as travel arrangements have been finalised.
The policy will cover these individuals whilst on a journey either
1. Outside the United Kingdom
2. Within the United Kingdom, but only if -
- it involves air travel, or
- it involves an overnight stay
Please be aware that Personal travel insurance policies will not necessarily cover a business trip.
An additional premium is charged by the Insurers where an individual is planning to be overseas for more than twelve months (Long Term Secondments), or if the individual is likely to be participating in any hazardous activity. This cost needs to be met locally. Failure to advise the Finance Office of extended stays or hazardous activities, may result in the cover being deemed invalid by the Insurers. Students should note that this may also apply to travel to 'disturbed areas' (see below)
Duty of care to students travelling overseas on University business
(see duty of care page)
To arrange travel insurance:
Please complete a travel insurance form at least five full working days prior to departure.
Colombia, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Philipines, Venezuela, Yemen, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia or North Korea.
An insurance cover note for travel will be sent by email at least 2 days prior to departure, providing the travel insurance form has been submitted at least 5 full working days in advance of your trip.
Please note that you may not receive a cover note before your departure if you have submitted the on-line form less than 5 full working days prior to the commencement of your journey.
Students going abroad are responsible for ensuring that they are not travelling to an area that the Foreign Office is advising against (a 'disturbed area') - students should always check with the Foreign Office website (www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice) before travelling.
If a student still wishes to travel to an area that the Foreign Office is advising against visiting for "all but essential travel", then he/she should obtain authority to undertake the journey from the Head of College/Secretary of Court. A Travel Risk Assessment must be undertaken before any decision is made. If the trip is duly authorised, then the individual should contact the Insurance Section to determine if special travel insurance is required as such a journey may not be covered by the existing group travel policy.
You may also wish to refer to the Policy Summary or our Frequently Asked Questions.