18+ Student Oyster photocard

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3950
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has Transport for London investigated extending this concession to part time students? If they have, can you confirm how many students would benefit and what the cost to TfL would be? If they have not, will you ask them to investigate as soon as possible?

Answer

18+ Student Oyster photocard

18+ Student Oyster photocard

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This concession scheme is already open to eligible part-time students.

The scheme was introduced to help full-time students, living in London during term time, to travel to and from their place of study. Following discussions with the University of London Union, the National Union of Students, and education establishments, it was extended in 2003 to include part-time students who were in receipt of fee waivers, access bursaries, hardships funds or loans.