The University is now able to offer students free comprehensive travel insurance for University related travel outside of the UK, such as placements, field trips and University volunteering trips.
The Insurance and Risk Team are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Greta Luksyte (Insurance and Risk Administrative Officer) by phone 0113 812 3863 or email:G.Luksyte@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Yes you can. For advice on issues such as medical advice, security issues, loss of documents etc. Call ACE Assistance 24 hours a day worldwide on +44(20) 7173 7796 If you need medical treatment, they have doctors fluent in 80 languages.
Alternatively, if it's not a medical emergency, you should contact: Greta Luksyte on +44 (113) 812 3863, Email our firstname.lastname@example.org or; Skype 'Leeds Beckett Insurance'. Our Insurance team's office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. We will endeavour to offer you the advice needed.
If you need urgent attention, you should firstly call the local emergency services to come to your aid.
You must then call ACE Assistance 24 hours a day worldwide on +44(20) 7173 7796 for medical advice if you are admitted to hospital. ACE has doctors fluent in 80 languages to discuss your diagnosis to ensure you are receiving the correct treatment. Make sure you have the ACE Assistance Insurance documentation with you, so they can discuss your treatment with the doctor and if necessary, pay the hospital directly for your treatment.
Our policies cover the whole period of your University trip and equivalent free time (up to four weeks) in the same country.
For example if you are studying for a semester in Madrid, you will be entitled to take four weeks of holidays in Spain and your insurance policy will cover your entire stay in Spain. If you are planning to extend your visit with 'free time' please state this at the point of application.
- Unlimited medical and emergency expenses
- Personal items
- Loss of travel documents etc.
Please get in touch if you want to see the Summary of Cover or an example of our full insurance policy. Alternatively you will be receiving this information if your application is successful.
Yes, you are insured as long as you let us know about these activities before hand ,so we can inform our insurers. However, our experience is that these activities are dangerous and are a risk to your personal safety, as local safety standards will not be the same as what we have here in the UK.
Please note, if you don't adhere to local laws, such as wearing a helmet on a motorbike, the policy may be invalid and you will be uninsured for the activity.
Once you complete the insurance form, you will be sent an email with all the insurance documents, security website Red24 and your log in details. You can then research on your location, get security and travel tips etc.
If you are not sure if the destination is safe to travel to please get in touch with us for advice or go to Foreign& Commonwealth Office travel advise website .
You can visit our team for an informal chat if you wish or call us on 0113 812 3863 and we'll make time to address your queries and concerns.