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Travel help for University of Greenwich students

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Students from low income households can get help with commuting costs thanks to a new commuter bursary from the University of Greenwich.

Students from low income households can get help with commuting costs thanks to a new commuter bursary from the University of Greenwich.

Research out today shows that travel or commuting can affect the continuation of students in higher education.

To help, Greenwich students from low-income households, who live more than five miles from campus, can apply for 50% off the cost of travelling on public transport to university. This will be worth up to £500 per academic year.

Vice-Chancellor Professor David Maguire says: "This research, which Greenwich took part in, shows that commuting can have a negative impact on students. We are committed to doing all we can to help our students and this bursary will help those who need it most.

"The university has recently reviewed support for commuter students and has provided better access to kitchen appliances and lockers, made changes to timetables and enhanced support for clubs and societies, among a range of other improvements for all students."

The new bursary is open to fully registered students whose household income is below £25,000 per year. Petrol costs will be considered for students who can demonstrate why driving is necessary, such as those who live in rural areas with limited public transport.

Full details here: https://www.gre.ac.uk/bursaries/commuter-bursary