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The Oxford Brookes Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for Oxford Brookes students who undertake journeys as part of their course of study (e.g. field trips, work placements, research). Please note the following:
The policy covers the duration of:
Please note, that the Oxford Brookes University Insurance does not cover personal/leisure journeys outside the country of your study during your time abroad or holidays after the completion of your studies. You will therefore need to ensure that
you have arranged adequate insurance cover for those periods.
The Exchanges Office notifies the Finance Officer in each faculty of those students who will be undertaking study or work placements abroad. The Finance Officer is responsible for contacting you with a summary of the insurance cover provided.
The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will allow you to access state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free.
If you have a UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will be valid until the expiry date on the card. Once expired, you’ll need to apply for a GHIC.
Students undertaking approved studies in Europe will be covered by the University's travel insurance. This is not a private medical insurance.
Please note that if you are eligible for Student Finance England's Travel Grants (see
Money Matters page), you might get some of the health insurance costs reimbursed.
Your placement company should provide information about their employers’ liability and public liability policies to meet their legal liabilities towards you. However, not all countries have the equivalent to the UK’s employers’ or public
liability, some having voluntary or statutory workman’s compensation schemes run by the state, which do not always offer protection to placement students.
If your placement company is unable to insure your legal liability as an employee, the University’s public liability cover will automatically extend to include this risk but this must be confirmed with your faculty. Please note that this does not
extend to insuring the host’s own liability to you, so you should obtain a personal accident policy to cover you.
Details of your insurance policy provider and policy number should be notified to your Faculty Placements and Partnerships team, copied to firstname.lastname@example.org and recorded on your Learning Agreement for traineeships.
Please note that only limited cover is available for medical malpractice insurance under the University’s public liability cover. Therefore, if your Host Organisation does not cover you under their liability insurance, you will need to ensure that
you take out indemnity / medical malpractice insurance in your own name.
The University cannot provide advice about insurance, but you should ensure that it covers you for working abroad, including cover for:
is a good source of information.