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Travel Grants

For students living more than two kilometres from College, a Travel Grant may be available, often in the form of subsidised bus pass.  Additional support is available for students living on the IOW. For information on all forms of support for travel please visit the Student Services Help Desk.  All travel payments are based on minimum attendance at college of 90%.

You can check how far you live from College by entering your postcode in our distance checker (opens in a new window).


Bus Travel

The College has negotiated reduced bus charges with First Bus Group  and Stagecoach for Termly 7 Day Passes. The cost of bus passes is further subsidised by the College if you live more than two (straight line) kilometres away and may be fully supported if you are eligible for a College Bursary.  You can obtain your competitively priced bus pass from the Student Finance Desk in Room 15. Current timetables and routes can be found online at www.firstgroup.com/portsmouth-fareham-gosport

The College also has its own dedicated service (PC1) which runs from Fareham Bus Station through Portchester, Paulsgrove, Cosham and Stamshaw to the College. Arrival at College will be a little before the start of the first lesson of the day (9.55am) with the final journey shortly after the end of the last lesson of the day at around 4pm. 

Students are responsible for their own transport costs until bus passes arrive.


BIKE scheme

The College Bike Scheme operates on completion of an application form, supplied together with proof of purchase of bicycle, lights, helmet and D-lock (or evidence that these are already owned) for refund to be made. There is no distance criteria to meet but students using the Bike Scheme are not eligible for other transport support. 
Our Bike Scheme offers a subsidy of upto £120 on the purchase cost of a new bike.


isle of wight students

Students travelling from the Isle of Wight are supported by a Travel Grant which can include a termly bus pass if they wish. Payments are made termly to nominated account to help with the cost of waterborne travel. For details of reduced cost academic passes for the ferry please visit www.wightlink.co.uk

 

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