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Campus visit travel fund

What is the travel fund for?

Our travel fund helps to ensure all students can take part in events and activities on Brunel’s campus. Events covered by this fund include:

  • Open Days
  • Applicant/Experience Days
  • Interview/Selection Days
  • Student Shadowing Days
  • Masterclasses and Taster Days
  • Organised campus tours

Who can apply?

This fund is for prospective students who are studying, or have studied, at a state school, college or sixth form in the UK, and who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Live in an area of low higher education participation (POLAR 4, quintile 1 or 2).  This can be checked by visiting the Office for Students website, inputting your postcode and looking to see if the quintile for POLAR 4 is quintile 1 or 2
  • Have received free school meals or Pupil Premium funding
  • Have a disability
  • Are a looked after child/have been in the care of the local authority
  • Are a young carer
  • Are estranged from your family
  • Are a young person from a military family
  • Are a refugee
  • Are from a Gypsy, Roma or Traveller community
  • Are a mature student who will be studying for their first degree aged 21 or over

We recognise that for events such as open days, applicant/experience days, campus tours and interview/selection days, you may wish to bring a guest with you. The fund can be used to cover the cost of travel for yourself plus one guest (such as a parent, carer, guardian, partner or friend).

If travelling by train, please book in advance where possible to take advantage of cheaper rates. Travel should be standard/economy class.

If travelling by car, mileage will be paid at 45p per mile.

How to apply 

Please complete the non-staff expenses claim form with your personal details, list the travel costs incurred and provide a receipt/s. Once we have received the form, we will complete the details of the financial codes. Please also complete and sign the cover sheet. We are able to accept electronic versions of these forms and scanned/photos of receipts. 

Where ever possible, we suggest completing these forms electronically.  For some of our events, both these documents will be available in hard copy when you visit.

Open Day

Ask at the check-in desk in our Indoor Athletics Centre. Completed forms should also be handed in here (envelopes provided).

Applicant/Experience Day

Ask at the check-in desk in our Eastern Gateway Building. Completed forms should also be handed in here (envelopes provided).

All other events

please download and complete the claim form and cover sheet and email with copies of the receipt/s to millie.smith@brunel.ac.uk within 30 days of the event.


If you’re unable to cover the cost of travel upfront, please contact us to discuss this further on 01895 266880 or email emily.archer@brunel.ac.uk or openday.booking@brunel.ac.uk