ED6 Student Jessica Rhodes With An East DurhaM College Free Bus Banner

Free Bus To Continue To Give Students Access From Across North East

Wed, 2015-05-06 14:50

East Durham College is pleased to announce that it will once again be offering a free bus service to students from across the north east region.

The College, with campuses in Peterlee and Durham, offers the bus service, covering all campuses, to any of its students completely free of charge.

The service runs routes from across the north east to its campuses including from the likes of Chester-le-Street, Darlington, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. And with over 40 pick-up points across the region, there’s sure to be one near you.

Principal Suzanne Duncan said: “One of the biggest barriers to young people accessing a quality college education is the cost of transportation.

“This, combined with the rural nature of large parts of our catchment area, and the student transport subsidy changes by the government are affecting a student’s opportunity to access education.

“Also as a College that offers a number of specialised curriculum areas, such as the land based and animal care courses at Houghall, plus our highly regarded sport academies and sport scholarships, and our A-Level offer at ED6, we have students from across the region wanting to attend our college so we want to be able to give them the access.

“In such a competitive jobs market, education is more important than ever to help young people into the workplace as well as on to university. For these reasons we believe it’s vital we continue to offer free transport to our students.”