With the maximum cost for tuition fees tipping £9000, it’s no surprise that students not only want the best from the education they’re paying for, but the living experience while they’re studying. Yet research by the National Union of Students (NUS) showed that three quarters of students are living in poor accommodation.
Spurred by these figures, Glide Utilities worked with Accommodation For Students (AFS) to create a report to find out what students really want from their accommodation:
- A speedy connection – 83%
- Inclusive bills – 74%
- Double beds – 61%
- Good storage – 72%
- Large, functional communal areas – 59%
- Close to campus – 55%
- Good transport links – 31%
- Good management – 66% of those surveyed said they had experienced problems with the way their property had been managed
Now that the university experience is a considerable investment, students’ expectations are rising. Not only that, the amount and value of possessions they take with them to college is a far cry from their parents’ generation.
The average student probably has a laptop, mobile phone, MP3 player, TV, ipad or other tablet all adding up to a considerable sum, not to mention the designer clothes, the cars and bikes – all very vulnerable to theft.
So what can you do as a parent to help them on their way and make sure their time at university exceeds their already high expectations?
Students Contents Insurance
At Executive Home Cover we have combined forces with Covea Insurance to provide insurance for students as part of the Covea High Net Worth policy. We offer two levels of cover; Executive Plus and Executive Home and they both cater for the eventuality of children attending university.
The Executive Home product includes students contents insurance with protection for possessions of student members of your family from any student accommodation whilst attending school, university or college up to £15,000 in value.
The Executive Plus offers as standard, unlimited student possessions insurance with cover on their contents whilst at University. In addition it provides up to £20,000 in student’s course and residential fees.
Under the policy wording, Covea will pay any fees that are unrecoverable should a student have to withdraw from a course as a result of accident or long term illness. They will also pay any additional costs incurred should a student have to study for an extra year as a result of an illness or injury.
So if your son or daughter is off to university or even if they have already gone and you have yet to arrange students contents insurance, give us a call at Executive Home Cover on 01489 579808 and we will help to arrange cover for them under your home contents policy. If you already have an Executive Home policy in place with us and you want any more clarification on what is and isn’t covered, then give us a call to talk it through.