Free Travel and Parking
If you are aged 16-18 and joining Newcastle College from September 2021 you may be eligible for a FREE travel pass. We also offer complimentary parking for all of our students and staff.
You may be eligible for a travel pass, where part, or all of your travel costs are covered by our Learner Support Fund.
You can apply for this funding if you live more than three miles away from campus and plan to use public transport to commute to college.
We will review your application and, if you are eligible, will provide you with an appropriate travel pass or cash entitlement. We will base this decision on your route to college, and decide which is the most suitable option. This fund is a bursary decided by Newcastle College, and is non-negotiable.
We do not cover the costs of car journeys. However, drivers may also apply for a travel pass if they prefer to use public transport.
Your application may take up to four weeks to be processed, as we require verification of attendance from college registers. You will be responsible for any travel costs until your support is in place.
Please be aware your total travel cost may not be covered.
If you are a Northumberland resident you may be eligible to receive travel support through Northumberland County Council. You will need to contact Northumberland County Council to enquire eligibility prior to applying for Learner Support Funds.
How To Apply
Read the application guidance here.
To apply, download the application form and return it to:
Newcastle College – Student Services
Rye Hill Campus
Newcastle Upon Tyne
We can also send you a copy in the post. Please email Student Services if you would like to request this.
We offer free parking to all of our staff and students, on a first-come, first-served basis. Our parking locations are:
- Main Entrance, Scotswood Road
- Side Entrance, Maple Terrace
To park on campus you will need a Newcastle College parking permit. You can apply for this when you start college.
NEXUS METRO STUDENT CARD
If you qualify for the 16-18 Metro Student Card you will receive a 50% discount off an adult season ticket. The 16-18 Metro Student Card lets you travel across all zones on the whole of the Metro system.
If you regularly use Stagecoach buses then the Stagecoach Unirider might be the travel option for you. Unirider is available to full-time students aged over 16, who hold a valid NUS card. Unirider offers students discounted travel on all Stagecoach North East buses throughout Tyne & Wear and Tees Valley.
ARRIVA STUDENT SAVER TICKETS
If you regularly use Arriva buses to get around then an Arriva Student Saver Ticket may save you a considerable amount of money. Available to students studying full time, you can purchase tickets for a term or a full academic year.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNCIL STUDENT PASS
If you live in Northumberland, are aged 16 and over and are studying a full-time course you may be entitled to receive a free student travel pass. To qualify you must be attending a full-time course for at least 12 hours per week.
NETWORK ONE STUDENT TICKET
If you are a full-time Student the Network One Student Ticket is a travel pass that will let you travel in Tyne and Wear on virtually every bus, the Metro, the Sunderland to Blaydon Rail Line, and the Shields Ferry.
If you fall into one of the following categories you could be eligible for our 16-19 Vulnerable Bursary.
16-19 Vulnerable Bursary
Do you fall into one of the following categories?
A young person receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves, or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner.
A young person receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right.
A young person in care or leaving care.
If so, you may be eligible for support.