In private housing, you will need to arrange your own insurance for your belongings. Make sure that all your belonging are insured (including clothing, computer, electrical equipment, jewellery, etc) as well as checking what you are covered against (e.g. fire, flood, theft etc.).
There are many companies offering insurance including Endsleigh Insurance. Student houses are often targeted by thieves, and as such you are recommended to insure your possessions.
Halls of residence
Insurance can be arranged directly through the University; an insurance charge will be added to your first accommodation invoice, but you will have until the 10th of October to opt out of the insurance scheme, if you wish to make alternative arrangements.
Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd. provide a block personal possessions insurance package for students living in Halls and this is included in the Halls fee. Full details of the cover and exclusions are available from Endsleigh Insurance.