Loughborough University Key Travel
Travelling to and from work
Getting to work and back home again can be a stressful experience for some. Here at the University, we want to make sure your journey is as easy as possible, and also save you some money where possible!
Jump on the bus . . .
Kinch Hopper Bus
If you’re commuting by train you can jump on the Kinchbus Number 7 from Loughborough Railway station, which will bring you straight to campus. During term-time it runs every ten minutes from various points across campus, so whether you’re on your way in or heading home after a long day, remove the stress from your journey and just hop on!
Save your legs on campus
As one of the biggest single-site campuses in the country, getting to the other side for a meeting can be a mission. Rather than driving or walking you can jump on the hopper bus – if you’ve got your Staff ID card then all journeys across campus are free.
On your bike!
The University is committed to creating a green campus and promoting health and fitness amongst staff. In support of this we run a scheme to help employees with the cost of purchasing a bicycle and related equipment. So if you’re considering cycling to work, we could save you some serious money.
The Cycle2Work scheme is only available to staff members who have completed six months service with the University.
You may also like to visit the LUBUG website (Loughborough University Bicycle Users’ Group) for information on cycling in and around Loughborough.
For those that choose to walk, run or cycle to work, changing rooms and showers are available at key locations across campus.
Cars on campus . . .
A parking permit system is in operation across campus for those that need to travel to and from work by car. As part of our commitment to creating a green campus, the lower the emissions are on your car, the less your permit costs.
Whatever you pay, staff have the opportunity to make some money back by paying for the permit through the SalaryMax scheme, as a tax-free benefit.
Car Share scheme
Travelling by car with other people is an easy way to cut your CO2 emissions and save some money. We encourage staff to set up informal arrangements with family, friends and colleagues, or to join up to the University’s Car Share Scheme.
The scheme enables members of staff to search for colleagues doing a similar journey to work to arrange to share their journeys.
Our guarantee that you’ll get home . . .
The University offers a Guaranteed Ride Home Scheme for those taking part in the car share scheme. The scheme reimburses the cost of public transport or taxi fares should your car share partner be called away on an unforeseen emergency.
If every car commuter used an alternative on just one day a week, car usage levels would be reduced by 20% with immediate effect – meaning there’d be 400 less cars searching for the limited spaces on campus.
SmartGo staff travel discounts package
Through the University Travel Plan you have free access to SmartGO Loughborough, which offers a package of transport incentives and discounts to staff aimed to encourage more environmentally-friendly methods of travel. With offers available from companies such as Halfords, East Midlands Trains and Arriva, there are ways for everyone to save money.
Overseas Travel/Off Campus Teaching Advice
This information has been prepared as guidance for staff on matters of personal security, particularly when they travel overseas for business purposes. The University recognises that it has a duty of care to staff wherever they are working and wishes to offer advice to staff particularly when they are working away from their normal location or when they are travelling to unusual or potentially dangerous locations.
Unfortunately, crime against the person is an ever increasing trend and hence individuals must exercise care not only when on campus but also when travelling on business. This particular guidance will deal with two security related issues, personal security and the security risks associated with international travel.
This is only intended as a very basic guide and staff must take into account political and social conditions in the country which they are visiting and their own personal profile which might render them a target.