TV Licensing

We’ve teamed up with TV Licensing to ensure our students know when they need a TV Licence. Check the TV Licensing website now.

Do I need a TV Licence at University?

You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.

This could be on any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder. If you do any of the above without a valid licence, you risk prosecution and a maximum penalty of up to £1,000, plus any legal costs and/or compensation you may be ordered to pay. You will also still have to buy a TV Licence if you need one.

For up-to-date cost information and details on the many ways you can pay, please visit the TV Licensing website 

Don’t forget the student refund!

If you’re leaving your halls or rented accommodation and moving back home for the summer, there’s a good chance you won’t need your TV Licence if there’s one at home. If there are three full calendar months before your licence expires, you can get a refund for the unused quarter of your licence.

If you’d like a refund or further information, simply click on the following link: TV Licensing for students or call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6090.

Why is it worth getting a TV Licence?

A TV Licence covers you to watch a huge range of programmes on any device, as they’re being shown on TV, live on an online TV service, or catch up on iPlayer.  This includes 1000’s of documentaries, live music shows, dramas, must see sports events, films, 24 hour news programmes and a whole lot more – all for the equivalent of just 40p a day.

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