Student travel scheme to continue

New College Durham has pledged to continue its travel scheme for the 2021/22 academic year. The popular scheme covers the cost of travelling to and from College during term time.

All 16 to 19-year-olds on full time courses who live more than three miles from the College will be able to apply for a bus pass which allows them to travel to and from College using Go North East or Arriva bus services.

Andy Broadbent, Principal and Chief Executive of New College Durham, said:

“At New College Durham, we believe everyone has the right to a first-class education. Money should not be a barrier to learning. Without the scheme many young people could not afford to travel to College. During the pandemic, many people have suffered financially so it is even more vital to continue with the scheme for the next academic year.”

A student bus pass to travel in County Durham costs around £70 a month, so having funded travel can make a huge difference to many students. Kaitlyn Ramsay is studying A-Level Biology, Chemistry and Psychology at the College. She said:

“It’s really great having a student bus pass. It has made me feel more independent and less reliant on others. It makes travelling so much easier and simpler.”

Applications open on 24 June 2021.

 

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Travel Scheme for 2021/22

Find out full details of our travel scheme and apply for your travel pass.