Traveline Cymru to help welcome students to new cities

By Raspberry Jim,

As school leavers prepare to fly the nest for this year’s university Freshers festivities, Traveline Cymru is touring Welsh universities to help keep students on the move.

Next month, the public transport information service will make its way around universities in Wales to help new students get to grips with their surroundings in new towns and cities.

The Traveline Cymru team will be making appearances at over 20 colleges and universities across Wales throughout September; including Bangor, Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Swansea.

As new students adjust to life without their own transport, they will have access to a bespoke service known as myunijourney.

Filled with transport information and essential travel tips, the helpful online guide includes a journey planner from their local campus, bus stop information, student ticketing and news.

Emma Dunn, Marketing Manager at Traveline Cymru said: “Starting university is one of the most exciting times of a young person’s life, but it can also be incredibly daunting to be away from home, especially in a brand-new town or city.

“We want to encourage students, both new and existing, to make the most out of the public transport services in their area, and we’re on hand to help them discover what options are available to them as they start to get their bearings.

“We’ll be attending universities across the country over the next few weeks, which is the perfect time for students to come and chat to us and find out all about myunijourney.”

David Manfield at Cardiff University said: “It’s vital to us that our students know how to get from A to B when travelling around campuses and the wider area.

“For many students, it’s about knowing what transport options are available to them, and the myunijourney website is a fun and interactive way to find out the information they need.”

Myunijourney is available at www.myunijourney.traveline.cymru