Travel Bursary 2019/20 Terms & Conditions
1. Eligible students can claim travel and accommodation costs in order to attend a graduate job or postgraduate study interview, student internship or placement interview and/or assessment centre
The scheme is open to all current Lancaster University UK and EU undergraduate students who are part of the GROW Your Future programme, and the amount received is dependent on the following:
Not a Lancaster Bursary holder, with a household income of less than £42,600: £300 maximum
Not a Lancaster Bursary holder, with a household income of more than £42,600 but less than £60,000: £200 maximum
Not a Lancaster Bursary holder, with a household income of more than £60,000: £100 maximum
n.b. Household income is calculated based on information provided to Student Finance England. If students are not in receipt of a maintenance loan from Student Finance England due to personal choice or their EU/UK status, then we will assess household income as being non means-tested
2. At the discretion of the Careers team, assistance is also available for travel costs and accommodation costs to attend workplace visits undertaken as part of The Career Mentoring Programme, Insight Days and Open Days.
3. Bursaries will be awarded up to £400 per student, per academic year.
4. There is a limit of £100 for claims for accommodation related to attendance at an interview or assessment centre.
5. Students can claim more than once in an academic year, however the totality of their travel bursary will not exceed the maximum as outlined above per academic year.
6. The bursary will pay for standard class rail fares. Flights are not usually covered unless these are cheaper than the rail fares – evidence of this will need to be provided.
7. Applicants must provide evidence that travel expenses are not being reimbursed by the recruiting organisation. For example, an email or screen shot of a statement on the organisations website.
8. Students should apply for their bursary prior to attendance at interview/assessment centre to check their eligibility. This will require completion of an application form and attachment of initial invite to interview/assessment.
9. Students will claim their bursary retrospectively once they have attended the interview/assessment. This will require submission of a completed claim form, attachment of relevant travel receipts and completion of an online feedback survey on the interview/assessment process. In cases where students are unable to afford the upfront costs associated with travelling to an interview, there may be ways to assist with this e.g. an emergency loan. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
10. All claims for a travel bursary will be made in the same academic year as the interview/assessment took place. Late claims cannot be forwarded to the next academic year.
11. Where possible application forms will be processed within 2 weeks of submission providing confirmation of student eligibility as appropriate.
12. The Bursary Scheme Fund will operate on a first come first served basis. Once the annual fund is exhausted no additional funds will be made available until the start of a new academic year.
13. Interviews for non-graduate jobs are not eligible for support.
14. The Bursary Scheme will operate until 31st July 2021.
15. Final year students must submit their claim by 15th June 2021 as their payments must be processed before they graduate.
16. Where possible payments will be made directly into claimants’ bank accounts within 3 weeks of claim forms being submitted with the necessary evidence of travel costs.
17. Students who claim for financial support through the Travel2Interview Bursary are expected to complete a short report outlining the experience and providing insights into the recruitment process. Without this report claims may not be reimbursed.