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Travel Issues

Students in receipt of NHS Social Work Bursaries

For Students in receipt of an NHS social work bursary an amount per year is included in the bursary payment and is a contribution towards their travelling costs to and from their placement agency. Please refer to the Guidance notes within the Application forms via the NHS BSA webpages  http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk. Some students not in receipt of a bursary may still be able to seek help for placement travel expenses from the NHSBA and are encouraged to clarify this with the NHSBA. Those unable to access any financial support for placement should discuss options with their Personal Tutor.

It is expected that students should not be financially disadvantaged whilst undertaking placement duties. It is anticipated that the placement providing agency will contribute to costs for any travel expenses incurred as part of undertaking any necessary work whilst on placement.

We strongly advise that any student struggling to meet placement travel expenses, make contact as early as possible, with Student Support and Wellbeing Support Centre.  They will be able to support you with budgeting and coping with financial shortfalls and will also be able to provide information and advice on the Access to Learning Fund (a means tested hardship fund available to assist with costs relevant to your programme).  Further information and contact details are available via their web pages at https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/support-for-students/financial-support/funding-for-uk-students/hardship-funding/

Students who are supported on the Programme by an employer (and therefore not in receipt of an NHS social work bursary) should receive financial support from their employers in relation to travelling expenses to and from their placements.

Please see this document for further travel information relating to our Social Work students

 

Local Travel Companies

Please find below links to the external websites of local travel companies

Arriva

Go North East

Nexus


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