Students undertaking work experience and/or placement are covered by a number of insurance policies held by the University of Newcastle.
The activities must be related to the current enrolled course (but not a course requirement) and sanctioned by the Head of School, or other authorised officer, of the Faculty. These insurance policies cover most undergraduate and postgraduate courses, but do not cover students for work experience in the field of medicine.
A Work Experience Cover Request Form must be completed and signed off by the Work Experience Provider and the Faculty in order for Insurance to be in place. Please go to the Work Experience webpage to download the Form.
Please note: It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all sections of the form are completed and returned to the Risk Management Unit (CH219 - The Chancellery or Fax 4921 5152) prior to the commencement of any work experience being undertaken.
Contact details for the Risk & Assurance Team are provided on the Work Experience webpage.