Students go further with £1.2 million travel fund assistance

The University of Wolverhampton has announced a £1.2 million fund to support students with the costs of travel.

Following the announcement by the government to withdraw access to Maintenance Grants for some students and replace these with loans, the University has pledged to provide additional support for students in the form of a travel fund to the value of £300 to help with the costs of travelling to and from the University and to work placements.

Jon Elsmore, Dean of Students at the University of Wolverhampton, said:  “Students tell us that travel is an essential expenditure when studying so we have worked with travel partners across the region to try to alleviate some of the costs incurred.

“We are aiming to cover the cost of bus, metro and train travel within the Network West Midlands region in the form of a travel pass to the value of £300 which students can then top-up or extend themselves to other regions outside of the West Midlands.

“In some instances, we may be able to provide alternative assistance in other ways, for example, some students may be able to trade in their travel pass for the equivalent discount off their accommodation fees.”

The £300 travel award will be offered to eligible, new, full time UK entrants on an undergraduate programme where the course is studied at a University of Wolverhampton Campus commencing in September 2016. This includes Foundation degrees and HNC/D where studied full time, and based at a University Campus. To qualify students must be fully enrolled by the end of October 2016.

The Travel Fund is only available for the 2016/17 academic year and International/EU students are not eligible. Find out more information on the Travel Fund web page.

Anyone applying for a course through clearing should visit our dedicated website to register interest and arrange a phone call with the University on results day, Thursday 18thAugust. For anyone who already has their results, applications can be started now, and this can either be done through our Clearing website or by calling the Clearing hotline on 01902 323505 or contact us through our Social Media channels Twitter@wlv_uni or Facebook/uniwolverhampton.

Visit our next Open Day on Saturday 20th August for more information.

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For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736, 01902 322003 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: 12th August 2016

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