Our guide to the UK education sector: Insurance

At StudyWorld, you can meet the best of the world-leading UK education sector. Whether your needs are simple or complex, you’ll discover all the right contacts all under one roof.

Every part of our education sector will be represented at London’s QEII Centre in September, including universities, further education colleges, English language centres, boarding schools, exam boards, publishers, software suppliers and support services.

To help you meet the right people, we’ve created some short guides to our different sectors, explaining what they are, and what they can do for you.

This week: Insurance providers
What are they? There are several companies in the UK which offer specialist insurance to the wider international education industry. Some specialise entirely in students, others offer services to students and/or educators as part of a wider portfolio.
What do they offer? This can vary from company to company. Most offer tailored services to students being educated away from their home country including cover for health and personal belongings. Some offer insurance to educators, and host families who provide student accommodation.
Which providers am I likely to meet at StudyWorld? English UK, the organiser of StudyWorld, has four corporate members in the insurance sector: Gibbs Denley Insurance Services, Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd, Guard.me International Insurance Services Ltd and Integro Richard Thacker.

Case History: Gibbs Denley Insurance Services

Gibbs Denley has over 30 years’ experience of providing specialist insurance advice to language schools and agents, students and host families as part of their wider business. Services include home insurance for homestay families, travel insurance for inbound students and property, contents, liability and business interruption insurance for educators.

“We understand your business and have developed our range of products and services to meet the needs of the sector, and are very focused on what it wants. We use feedback from clients to develop our services, and constantly keep what we do and offer under review,” says Elaine Pink, the company’s marketing and development manager specialising in student travel and schools’ insurance.

Gibbs Denley was StudyWorld organiser English UK’s first corporate member, and Elaine is very positive about the event, and its new focus on what the UK education industry has to offer the world. “This possibly opens up new areas for us to develop products, depending where the interest comes from. We love meeting our clients – we pride ourselves on giving a personal service, and no two clients are the same. StudyWorld is probably one of the best events for that: we meet more clients in those two days than we do in six months.

“We always get out and walk around because people are busy, and we try to catch them between meetings, so it will be interesting to see how the new arrangements work.

“We always come to StudyWorld – we’ve been attending this event since before it was called StudyWorld, over a decade ago, and I can’t imagine a time when we don’t come. We are looking forward to it.”

Siobhan Baccas

Siobhán runs StudyWorld London, our world-famous annual student recruitment event.