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Metro Card Discounts

Metro The University operates a scheme for staff to purchase MCards at a 15% discount off the normal cost of an annual MCard.

Metro have agreed this discount with the University in recognition of our efforts to promote sustainable travel choices and our commitment to developing and maintaining a travel plan.

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The scheme involves the University purchasing the Annual MCards on a bulk basis and recovering the cost from participants by equal deductions from their Monthly salary spread over the year.

Application Deadlines

There are four application rounds each academic year:

Start of MetrocardApplication Deadline
1st October 15th August
1st December 15th October
1st February 15th December
1st May 15th March

Staff joining the scheme in December, February and May pay a pro rata fee for the MCard up to the 30th of September and can then renew from the 1st of October for a full 12 month period.

Joining the Scheme

New Applicants

The MCard application form is only available direct from HR.  Please call into the HR office D36, Richmond, to collect a form.  Return the completed MCard form, with a current photograph attached (taken within the last 3 months) to HR.

Current MCard Holders

To renew your MCard , log into HR ServiceNow and complete the MCard Renewal Form

All Applicants

Your card will be ordered from Metro and you will be notified when your card is ready for collection from the HR Office.  The monthly cost will be deducted from your salary.

What if I leave the University?

In the event of you leaving the University's employment, you will surrender your MCard and any balance due will be deducted from your outstanding salary.

Surrendering your MCard

If you surrender your card before the expiry date you will forfeit the original 15% discount given and any monies owing will be deducted from your outstanding salary.