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Extension to UMAL Travel Cover – Covid-19 Disruption

2022-04-06T08:39:49+00:00

Since 2020, the UMAL travel cover has excluded all claims under the Disruption section arising out of Covid-19. As we gradually move towards the end of the pandemic I am pleased to advise that we are now able to reintroduce a limited amount of cover for Cancellation and Rearrangement [...]

Extension to UMAL Travel Cover – Covid-19 Disruption2022-04-06T08:39:49+00:00

Risk Alert Cyber Insurance

2022-03-18T12:47:35+00:00

Our Cyber partner Beazley, recently hosted a webinar on cyber insurance during which they discussed their requirements and ‘red lines’ for writing this class of business.

Risk Alert Cyber Insurance2022-03-18T12:47:35+00:00

Events in Ukraine

2022-02-25T23:47:46+00:00

Events in Ukraine have escalated overnight, which as a consequence means it may be appropriate for staff and students to return to the UK.

Events in Ukraine2022-02-25T23:47:46+00:00

Practical advice regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak – Building Closures, Fire and Safety Precautions

2020-03-26T12:25:15+00:00

The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a number of property closures with resultant Property risk precautions needing to be applied.

Practical advice regarding the COVID-19 Outbreak – Building Closures, Fire and Safety Precautions2020-03-26T12:25:15+00:00

COVID-19 – our response

2020-03-19T12:28:01+00:00

As the situation concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to develop, UMAL is taking action in response to UK Government advice and to protect our members and staff.

COVID-19 – our response2020-03-19T12:28:01+00:00

Update – Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

2020-01-29T12:16:13+00:00

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises against all travel to Hubei Province due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Their advice is that if you are in this area and able to leave, you should do so - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Update – Novel Coronavirus Outbreak2020-01-29T12:16:13+00:00

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (China)

2020-01-22T09:16:45+00:00

Since the turn of the year, there have been several cases of Novel Coronavirus confirmed in China and these have now spread to other nearby countries, including Japan, Thailand and South Korea. At the time of writing, there have been over 200 confirmed cases, and at least 4 deaths.

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (China)2020-01-22T09:16:45+00:00

Adapting universities and colleges to a changing climate

2019-10-21T16:08:59+00:00

Making the case and taking action. As the specialist provider of cover for universities and colleges, UMAL has a particular interest in helping the sector better recognise climate related risks. Climate change is an existing and escalating threat that has the potential to cause significant disruption to [...]

Adapting universities and colleges to a changing climate2019-10-21T16:08:59+00:00

Drum Cussac Travel Assistance – Platform Demonstration

2019-09-16T11:17:10+00:00

As detailed in your renewal pack in July, UMAL Members now have access to improved travel services with subscription to an enhanced risk assessment tool provided by Drum Cussac - RiskMonitor Pro, and the option to subscribe to the PeopleMonitor service at a substantially reduced cost, offering a service unique to our Members....

Drum Cussac Travel Assistance – Platform Demonstration2019-09-16T11:17:10+00:00

Press Statement

2019-06-07T13:19:29+00:00

Following recent press coverage in relation to a former student at Anglia Ruskin University, UMAL has issued the following statement...

Press Statement2019-06-07T13:19:29+00:00

Brexit Update

2019-02-04T11:13:18+00:00

As the 29th of March approaches, Paul Cusition provides an update on Brexit issues for UMAL members...

Brexit Update2019-02-04T11:13:18+00:00

The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

2018-12-06T09:34:56+00:00

With the arrival this year of The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018, many UMAL Members will find themselves to be ‘organisers’ of travel services under the terms of the regulations. This imposes certain requirements on the Member and this newsletter takes a brief look at the main elements.

The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 20182018-12-06T09:34:56+00:00

Read the latest news from UMAL – including the appointment of our new CEO

2017-10-01T13:42:54+00:00

Susan Wilkinson steps down as Director and CEO Susan is one of the most consummate insurance leaders that I have encountered in my long career in the industry. To have guided this unique ship with drive and determination for 25 years is an outstanding achievement.

Read the latest news from UMAL – including the appointment of our new CEO2017-10-01T13:42:54+00:00
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