As a member of a student group, you are automatically covered by one of the two Personal Accident Insurance Policies (Basic and Elite) which the Students’ Union takes out annually on your behalf. You should be aware, however, that these policies are limited in terms of the extent of cover that they provide so we advise you to familiarise yourself with the policies and make a determination whether you wish to take out your own personal accident insurance in addition.


What’s the difference between the Basic Policy and the Elite Policy?


Basic Personal Accident Insurance Policy


The Basic Personal Accident Policy is geared towards activities of a non-sporting nature. This means that generally all non-active societies are covered by this policy.

This policy provides a fixed benefit to you when you are injured whilst participating in an activity organised by your student group.


What is covered?


As a brief overview, this policy provides you with the following benefits:

  • £10,000 in the event of a death
  • Up to £50,000 if you suffer from a permanently disabling injury
  • £30 per week if you suffer from a temporary disabling injury
  • Up to £200 in respect of dental expenses incurred as a result of an injury
  • £10 per day if you are confined in hospital (up to 90 days)
  • Up to £100 in respect of additional travel expenses incurred as a result of an injury
  • Repatriation in private ambulance to a local hospital
  • Up to £100 for travel costs to your home address following discharge from hospital
  • Up to £50 for travel costs fo a fellow member of your group who accompanied you to the hospital.


What isn’t covered?

  • The first seven days of any temporary disabling injury claim
  • The first £25 of a dental injury claim
  • Claims of less than £25 under additional travel expenses
  • Claims under the repatriation section where the distance involved is less than 50 miles between the place of injury and the place of study
  • Activities which are undertaken solely in the pursuit of danger (e.g. bungee jumping and fire walking)


You can read a summary of the policy and levels of cover in the attached Basic Policy cover document.


Elite Personal Accident Insurance Policy


The Elite policy builds on the basic policy but brings in extra benefits such as broken bones and physiotherapy to give a more comprehensive package. This policy is geared towards organised sporting activity, therefore all sports clubs and active societies (i.e. Pole Fitness, Ballroom & Latin Dancesport) are covered.


What is covered?


As a brief overview, this policy provides you with the following benefits:

  • £30,000 in the event of death
  • Up to £100,000 if you suffer from a permanently disabling injury
  • £60 per week if you suffer from a temporary disabling injury
  • Up to £1,500 in respect of dental expenses incurred as a result of injury
  • £40 per day if you are confined to a hospital (up to 120 days)
  • Up to £75 per week in respect of earnings lost due to injury
  • Up to £500 for additional travel expenses incurred as a result of the injury
  • Up to £3,000 to help in respect of costs incurred if you defer your course where an injury prevents you from attending
  • Up to £1,000 in respect of broken bones
  • Up to £250 in respect of primary dislocation
  • Up to £100 in travel costs to your home address following hospital discharge and up to £50 for travel costs for a fellow team member who accompanied you to hospital
  • £40 (max) per session in physiotherapy following broken bones of primary dislocation (subject to a maximum of 10 sessions).


What isn’t covered?

  • The first seven days of any temporary disabling injury claim
  • The first £25 of any dental injury claim
  • Claims of less than £25 under the additional travel expenses claim
  • Activities which are undertaken solely in the pursuit of danger (e.g. bungee jumping and fire walking)


You can read a summary of the policy and levels of cover in the attached Elite Policy cover document.


How do I make a claim?


If you wish you make a claim you must complete the attached Students Claim Form.


You will need a copy of the insurance policy number which you can obtain from us. Simply drop us a quick ticket on Freshdesk or give us a call and we will help you.


Endsleigh will usually require some form of supporting documentation with your claim, for example, receipts or accident report forms. Please make sure you retain all your receipts and make sure that any accidents are reported and logged via relevant accident reporting procedures. If your accident occurs at another University or off-site location, you should make sure that it is reported and logged at the location.  


Once you have completed the Claim Form you should return it directly to Endsleigh, along with any supporting documentation, at the following email address education@endsleigh.co.uk


The Students’ Union doesn’t get involved with any of these claims, they are personal between you and the insurers, and therefore we will be unable to help you check the progress of your claim.