If you are coming on to a course that lasts for less than six months you will need to arrange for medical/health insurance to cover your medical expenses in the UK.
If you are coming on to a course that lasts for more than six months, you may have free treatment under the National Health Service. However, you will need to pay for any medicines prescribed by your doctor.
If you have an accident or a medical emergency, you may need to go to a hospital, by ambulance if necessary. The UK emergency number for an ambulance, police or fire service is 999.
University Medical Centre
Aston University has its own health service, based in the Halcyon Medical Centre ( Halcyon Medical ), which is a 10 minute walk from the campus in the nearest branch of Boots the chemist on High Street.
You will be invited to register with Halcyon as part of stage 2 of your enrolment at Aston University. This is a free service as part of the UK’s National Health Service. To register with Halcyon Medical, students will need:
They do not expect students to provide any medical evidence but, if you have an ongoing medical condition, it is helpful if you can bring details of your medication etc. If you do not have this, it should not stop you registering, because the staff take a full medical history from each student.
Travel & Personal Insurance
It is sensible to obtain travel insurance before leaving home to cover you for your journey to Birmingham. This will cover delays and medical emergencies, as well as the cost of replacing any belongings that may be lost en route.
You should insure your personal property against breakage, loss or theft as soon as possible after arriving. It is worth obtaining more than one quotation, as the cost and the extent of the insurance cover may vary depending on the type of accommodation you have chosen and the area in which you are living.
Please note: The University is not liable for loss of, or damage to, your personal property anywhere on campus and we strongly recommended that you obtain insurance for your personal property.