travel-bursary

Staffordshire University Travel Reimbursement Scheme

Staffordshire University is committed to supporting students attending Open Days and Offer Holder Days and we want to make it as easy as possible to experience Staffordshire University at any of our campuses.

If you are travelling to an Open Day or Offer Holder Day, we’ll pay money towards your travel costs after the event. The amount paid will depend on your distance travelled to the event. This will be calculated using the RAC route planner. We encourage you to utilise this tool to check your miles travelled prior to submitting your form. This will be checked by the University.

How it works

The amount awarded will be based on the shortest route from the registered home postcode on your Open Day or Offer Holder Day booking form to one of our campuses, depending on the event you attended.

  • Stoke-on-Trent, Leek Road campus, ST4 2DF

  • Stafford, Blackheath Lane campus, ST18 0YG

  • London, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 3BS

How much you can receive

Distance travelledAmount
Less than 25 miles £10
25 - 50 miles £20
51+ miles £30

How to apply

Before applying, please make sure you have checked the eligibility criteria and have familiarised yourself with our terms and conditions.

When making your application, you must include your home postcode, this must be the postcode used on your booking form, proof of address will be required. Please ensure all details are accurate and please use details that match your Open Day or Offer Holder Day booking. 

After you have made you application, we will review your submission, and reimburse reasonable costs covered by this Scheme. If your claim is approved, you will paid via UK bank transfer. 

For any queries please email enquiries@staffs.ac.uk 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Staffordshire University Travel Scheme, applicants must:

  • Be a UK resident
  • Be aged 16 years or older 
  • Be considering Staffordshire University for an undergraduate degree 
  • Be eligible for funding by one of the four UK funding providers (i.e., Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or Student Awards Agency for Scotland)
  • Have booked to attend an Open Day or Offer Holder Day at either of our campuses
  • Attend the booked event and be marked as attended at the relevant registration point

Enrolled Staffordshire University students, members of University staff, or their immediate family members (who live with them) are not eligible to claim. 

Eligible undergraduate Open Day events

  • Saturday 9 March 2024 (Stoke-on-Trent & Stafford campuses) 
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 (London campus)
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Eligible undergraduate Offer Holder Day events

  • Saturday 17 February 2024 (Stafford campus)
  • Saturday 24 February 2024 (Stoke-on-Trent campus)
  • Saturday, 2 March 2024 (London campus)
  • Saturday 16 March 2024 (Stafford campus)
  • Saturday 23 March 2024 (Stoke-on-Trent campus)
  • Saturday 20 April 2024 (Stafford campus)
  • Saturday 27 April 2024 (Stoke-on-Trent campus)
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Terms and Conditions

  1. You must submit your claim form within 1 week of attending the event. Once your claim has been processed and  is verified for eligibility, payment will be made via BACS within 30 days. 
  2. There can only be one claim per household travelling to the University. This must be for the prospective student attending. The University is unable to process claims for anyone accompanying prospective student.
  3. You may only make one claim under the travel scheme.
  4. The University is unable to cover additional costs or expenses such as subsistence or accommodation.
  5. Any fines incurred while driving or parking cannot be reimbursed.
  6. Members of University staff or their immediate family members (who live with them) are not eligible to claim.
  7. Enrolled Staffordshire University students are not eligible to claim against this scheme. 
  8. Staffordshire University reserves the right to withdraw the travel scheme at any time. If it does so, it will honour the claims already made, where they are eligible and appropriate checks have been made.
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