Insurance and Utilities

What you need to know about insurance and utilities

Contents Insurance

Manchester Metropolitan University is working in partnership with Endsleigh, the UK’s No. 1 student insurance provider, to protect the contents inside your room. You don’t need to do anything to activate this cover, but it is important for you to check and ensure that you fully understand the protection provided and whether it is sufficient for your needs.

The policy number is: HH1006

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Endsleigh knows that life can grind to a halt without your possessions, so it is worth spending a few minutes to establish whether the things that matter to you most are protected both inside and outside your room. They are the only insurance provider recommended by NUS and have been shaping their products and services around their customers’ needs for over 50 years.

Developing products built for students, Endsleigh understands that protecting and replacing gadgets quickly is hugely important to students; that’s why they will replace any lost, stolen or unrepairable gadgets within 24 hours of your claim being approved. Their cover can protect gadgets, watches, bikes and musical instruments under one policy—giving you the flexibility to build your cover to protect the things that matter to you most.

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TV License

You will need to pay for a TV licence if you wish to watch or record any live television. This includes viewing on a TV, laptop, iPad, mobile phone or other devices. A single licence will do if you and your housemates only watch the TV in the communal areas, but if you wish to watch TV in your own room, then you will need your own licence.

If you are not staying at University over the summer and dont require the licence for the full year, then you can apply for a refund for any unused part of the year (usually a block of three months). Most students would need to buy a TV licence at the beginning of term in October to allow enough time to qualify for a refund. Alternatively, if you are moving into new accommodation, then you can easily arrange to get your licence transferred to a new address.

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Water and Electricity

All of our accommodation includes the cost of water and electricity as standard.

Council tax

Students living in Manchester Met accommodation are exempt from paying Council Tax. Council Tax does not apply to properties where all adult residents are full-time students, so this is worth bearing in mind when you move into private accommodation.

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