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Transport Policy

University of Northampton will endeavour to provide subsidised and/or FREE transport for our FREE events and opportunities through our Schools Engagement and Uniconnect programmes.

We realise that with the cuts in school budgets, without our funding schools will find it difficult to attend events and as a result this may prevent students from being inspired to consider applying for an higher education course. As a result, this is our policy.

Schools Engagement (WP) events and opportunities

Subsidised transport is available for all opportunities and events up to the value of £250. Quotes must be sent to the schools engagement email – before any schools engagement event to qualify for the subsidised transport. No payments will be agreed or paid for if quotes are sent to the University of Northampton after the event has taken place.

Uniconnect events and opportunities

FREE transport is available for all opportunities and events. Quotes must be sent to your school co-ordinator before any Uniconnect event to qualify for the FREE transport. No payments will be agreed or paid for if quotes are sent to the University of Northampton after the event has taken place.

The Big Bang Northants 2020

All schools, regardless of school classification, will receive subsidised transport up to the cost of £250 for ONE coach. The same procedures to claim your subsidised transport as above need to be followed

Faculty led opportunities

Please refer to the schools engagement website Events and Opportunities page for information to identify if free transport is available for each opportunity which is led by our faculty colleagues.

How to claim your FREE transport

Once you have booked onto an opportunity or event you need to book and pay for your own transport.

You will need to send your quote for the transport on school headed paper to either or your Uniconnect school co-ordinator  depending on the opportunity you have booked – this will be clear from the Events and Opportunities page information.

This must be completed before the event otherwise your transport costs will not be covered. After the event we will confirm with the university’s finance department that you were in attendance. At this point please send your invoice, quoting the purchase order number provide by the university to

Please try and do this as soon after you have attended the event, this way funding can be allocated to this financial year.

Transport discount

Working with coach company colleagues in the county we have been able to negotiate a 10% discount for you when using the following coach companies to access the University’s Schools Engagement opportunities.

The following companies will provide an additional 10% discount; please mention you are booking to transport children to a University of Northampton’s opportunity

Country Lion –

Poynter’s Coaches –

While we have negotiated this discount with the companies above, you need to consider whether these companies meet your schools transport requirements.

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