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MIH (Manchester)


If you're living in a residence provided through Methodist International House there is some good news; you automatically have a basic level of insurance cover in place with us. This insurance will provide a range of cover for your possessions within your accommodation such as cover for your laptop, electrical goods, clothes and sports equipment. This insurance has been arranged by Methodist International House, Manchester with Cover4Students.

You will find a summary of the Methodist International House cover in the tabs. We recommend that you download and read the policy schedule and policy wording; ensuring that you understand the cover provided and that it is suitable for your needs.

You may find that you need more cover than is already arranged by your accommodation. Don't worry - there is a section below listing the range of optional top up covers that are available. For example, you may wish to insure items outside of your accommodation such as a laptop or tablet or you may wish to add Mobile Phone Insurance (as Mobiles are excluded from the basic cover).


Your personal possessions are insured inside of your accommodation for up to £3,500 in total. In addition a further £1,500 cover is provided for computer equipment (including laptops) within your accommodation.

What Is Covered:

  • Personal possessions - up to £3,500 in total.
  • Computer equipment (including accidental damage)- up to £1,500 in total.
  • In direct transit at the beginning and end of each university term - up to £3,500.
  • In university designated storage during vacations - up to £3,500, for theft from forcible entry.
  • University property on loan - up to £250.
  • Replacement locks & keys - up to £50, following damage resulting from burglary.
  • Personal money - up to £50, for theft from your room following forcible entry.
  • Credit/debit card fraud - up to £500, following theft from your room following forcible entry.
  • Personal accident - up to £10,000, on a scale of benefits.
  • Accidental death or redundancy of a financially supporting parent or guardian – up to £5,000.
  • Landlord's property - up to £5,000 for theft or damage.

Important: You may need to extend the basic policy cover to protect your valuable items such as your mobile phone, ipod, bicycle etc if you are taking them out and about (travelling to and from university).


We strongly recommend that you read the policy wording document to see a full list of the terms and conditions that apply to your policy with us. These can be downloaded from the Policy Documents / Claims tab.

What Is Not Insured:

  • The first £10 of any loss
  • Theft from vehicles (except where attended during transit at the beginning and end of term).
  • Contact lenses.
  • Pedal cycles & mobile phones (unless basic cover is extended).
  • Cover outside of your accommodation (unless basic cover is extended).

Maximum Amounts Payable:

The following categories of items are subject to a maximum amount payable during the period of insurance.

  • Personal possessions single item limit - up to £1,167.
  • Computer equipment - up to £1,500 in total.
  • Jewellery, watches and other valuables - up to £1,167 in total.
  • Music, video, DVD, software and other data carrying media - up to £350 in total.
  • Photographic equipment, video cameras and camcorders - up to £1,167 in total.
  • TV, games consoles, video and DVD players - up to £1,167 in total.
  • Audio equipment - up to £1,167 in total.

Your Duty of Care

You must, at all times, take all reasonable steps to prevent accidents, loss and damage


If you purchase a Top Up Cover to your Blockhalls Insurance from Cover4Students, we will send you an email confirming your purchase of cover and provide you with your personal policy schedule, policy wording and key facts documents.

You will also have the option for a printed copy to be sent via post subject to an additional postage premium being paid.

We also provide the option below for you to view and download the Master Policy Schedule, Policy Wording and Key Facts documents so that you can view prior to purchase or at any time after.

How to view the policy documents

The policy documents are available as PDFs. To view these documents you will need a PDF reader. Download Adobe Reader from the Adobe website or visit Access Adobe for help.

To view your documents, please click on the links below.

Policies For The Year: 2017—18Policies For The Year: 2016—17
Master Policy Schedule (239 KB)Master Policy Schedule (239 KB)
Policy Wording (279 KB)Policy Wording (279 KB)
Policy Summary (302KB)Policy Summary (302KB)


To start the claims process, please complete the correct Claims Form provided below. Before submitting your claim, please read your policy schedule to make sure you are covered and have a valid claim.

Fill out claims form here: Claims form

Phone:  0161 974 1101


Cover4students Claims Team,

Stream Claim Solutions,

60 Spring Gardens,


M2 2BQ.

If you have a valid claim obtain a claim form from cover4students.com. Complete and return it along with:

  • Receipts, bills, valuations or repair estimates as appropriate for all claims for loss or damage.
  • Full details of accident or injury and early prognosis for personal accident claims.

All claims for theft or loss must be reported to the police.

Optional Extensions

Our range of top ups allow you to insure the items that are most important to you; Mobile Phones, Cameras, Watches, Jewellery etc outside your accommodation which are not covered under your existing basic policy. The additional cover options available are listed below:

Policy Benefit
Upgrade up to
Personal Possessions
Computer Equipment
Course Fees and Rent Cover 
Criminal Assault
Personal Accident
Accidental Damage
Legal Expenses
Mobile Phones | Anywhere within the UK
No  £1,000
Pedal Cycles | Anywhere within the UK
Digital Download
Exam and Coursework Cover
Musical Instruments | Anywhere within the UK
Excess Protection Insurance
Specified Items | Anywhere within the UK
Unspecified Items | Anywhere within the UK
Photographic Equipment | Anywhere within the UK
Extra Covers For International Students

International Student Repatriation
Cover | Burial Costs Or Body Repatriation
International Student Repatriation Cover
 | Emergency Repatriation Of The Insured

Please note that your policy will expire when you move out of your student accommodation or on the 31/08/2017, whichever is sooner. Any extensions you make will also expire with the master policy.

Why Extend My Cover?

In order to help you decide if you need to top up your cover, we have devised a few standard questions:

  1. Are your total possessions worth more than £3,500 (excluding computer equipment)?
    f yes, you can extend the cover up to £7,000 by selecting the personal possessions top up.
  2. Do you take possessions outside of your accommodation, (Such as iPods, digital cameras, laptops, iPads etc.)?
    If yes, you need to look at either the 'Specified Items' or 'Unspecified Items' section.
    • For 'Specified Items' you will need to list the item (s) and value (s) up to a maximum of £3,000.~
    • For 'Unspecified Items' you can cover personal possessions up to £4,000 in total with a single item limit of £500.
    Please note that musical & orchestral instruments, photographic equipment, pedal cycles and mobile phones cannot be covered under these sections as separate cover sections are available for these items.
  3. Is your computer equipment worth more than £1,500?
    If yes, you can extend the cover up to £3,000 by selecting the computer equipment top up.
  4. Do you require accidental damage cover?
    Accidental damage cover is excluded from the standard cover (except for computer equipment which is automatically extended to include accidental damage).
    An 'Accidental Damage' extension is available which will cover your 'Audio equipment, Games Consoles, Television, Video and DVD players against accidental damage whilst within the accommodation.
    Please note that accidental damage cover is automatically included for the following items where a top up has been purchased:
    • Mobile Phone
    • Pedal Cycles
    • Musical Instruments
    • Photographic Equipment 
    • Items listed under the "Specified Items | Cover Anywhere Within the UK" section
    • Items insured under the "Unspecified Items | Cover Anywhere Within the UK" section
  5. Do you require cover for your pedal cycle?
    If yes, you will need to select the pedal cycle extension. This extension will cover your pedal cycle for theft or accidental damage anywhere within the UK up to £1,000.
  6. Is your pedal cycle worth more than £1,000?
    If yes, we can cover your pedal cycle up to £3,000 via our separate standalone pedal cycle product. To get a quote or for more information please click here.
  7. Do you require cover for your mobile phone?
    If yes, you will need to select mobile phone extension. This extension will cover your mobile phone for theft or accidental damage anywhere within the UK up to £1,000.
  8. Do you require cover for your Course Fees?
    We offer a Tuition Fees and Rental Protection cover which will cover the cost of your tuition fees or rent if you're medically unable to continue studying your course through sickness or injury up to £20,000.

It is important that you understand that when you extend your cover you are taking out an individual insurance policy in addition to being covered under your University’s/Accommodation Provider’s Block Halls insurance policy.

Extend Your Students Contents Insurance Policy

Not In Halls?

If you are a student at Methodist International House (Manchester) but won't be living in accommodation managed by them this year, you won't be covered by this scheme.

However, we're offering a 10% off our Student Possessions Insurance for Methodist International House (Manchester) students who are living in private accommodation. Just click on the link below where the 10% discount will be applied:


If you're a former Methodist International House (Manchester) student or have graduated and would still like cover for your personal possessions and contents, we can also offer 10% off our tenant insurance. Just click the link below for a quote, the discount will be applied automatically: