New College Durham supports popular student travel scheme

To ensure the cost of travel does not become a barrier to learning, New College Durham has pledged to continue its travel scheme for the next academic year.

The College works in partnership with Go North East and Arriva bus services to ensure that students can access the College. During the 2020/21 academic year, all 16 to 19 year olds on full time courses who live more than 3 miles from the College can apply for a bus pass which allows them to use local bus networks to travel to and from College.

John Widdowson, Principal and Chief Executive of New College Durham, said:

“The travel scheme helps to ensure young people from across the region can access a quality education at New College Durham. Without the scheme many students would not be able to attend the College and could be denied the opportunity to gain the skills and qualifications needed to progress to employment or higher education. It is for these reasons we are delighted to continue to fund the scheme for the 2020-2021 academic year.”

To qualify for travel support students must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2020 and enrolled on a full-time course as defined by New College Durham and live at least 3 miles from the College.

Full details, including terms and conditions relating to the scheme are available on New College Durham’s website.

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