Making a choice on your further education studies is a challenge and getting the right course for you is key. So, don’t let the journey deter you from choosing a course that could be right up your street and make a real difference to your life.
Currently, Rockley Education students descend on our Rockley Point campus from as far afield as Wyke in Weymouth and Lymington in Hampshire. Students also join us from the small villages in the local area, meaning our students get to meet new friends from a range of backgrounds and settings in the county. A resilient attitude is required to persist with the challenges public transport can present, but it is also a brilliant and eco-friendly way to travel with the ultimate reward at the end, a day at ROCKLEY! No matter how arduous the journey, all our students see the value in being at our Rockley Point Campus which is what motivate them to take on their commute week in – week out.
With all students coming into Poole, we also offer a minibus service to college from our Head Office in Poole town centre. Our students love this, as it’s a great get together with their mates for the final leg of their journey!
Here are some tips for travel:
Ensure you give yourself enough time to meet public transport
The 16-17 saver railcard – This saves you 50% on rail fares!
Have the right kit – make sure you’ve got a good waterproof and some nice thick layers to keep you warm
Use the time wisely – It can be a great time to keep on top of coursework or reading for the day ahead
Other students like to spend their commute listening to their favourite podcasts of music (a good playlist can change any journey!)
Treat yourself – Friday’s seem to be a typical day our students talk about a treat on their commute to a bacon bap for breakfast or their favourite coffee!
The train leaves Bournemouth Train Station at 7:46 or 8:11 and takes just 17 minutes to Hamworthy Station. £5.20 return. Students can get a saver card for 50% off https://www.16-17saver.co.uk/
It is easy to get the train from New Milton to college. The train leaves New Milton Train Station at 7:43 and arrives at Hamworthy Train Station at 08:28, this gives you 30 minutes to walk to college. £9.20 return. Students can get a saver card for 50% off https://www.16-17saver.co.uk/
The X3 bus leaves Ringwood at 7:21, this bus will get you to Bournemouth in time to catch the 8:11 train through to Hamworthy. This gives you 30 minutes to walk from Hamworthy Train Station to Rockley Point!
Students coming from Fordingbridge can catch the X3 to Bournemouth and hop on the train straight through to Hamworthy. The train from Bournemouth runs at least twice an hour.
The X8 bus will get students to Poole Bus Station for 07:45, from here students can catch the FREE Rockley Minibus from Rockley Watersports office on Parkstone road.
Students can get the train leaving Christchurch Train Station at 8:02 which arrives at Hamworthy Train Station at 08:28, this gives you 30 minutes to walk to college. £7.00 return. Students can get a saver card for 50% off https://www.16-17saver.co.uk/
The number 4 bus will get students to Poole Bus Station, from here students can catch the FREE Rockley Minibus from Rockley Watersports office on Parkstone road.
The train leaves Wareham Train Station at 07:57 and arrives at Hamworthy Train Station at 08:05, this gives students plenty of time to get to college. Return travel costs £4.20 and students can get a saver card for 50% off https://www.16-17saver.co.uk/
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