TV licence call to Lisburn students

Students are being reminded to check the need for a TV licence.
Students are being reminded to check the need for a TV licence.

TV Licensing is encouraging Lisburn students moving away from home to check whether they will need a TV licence.

Students moved an average of 91 miles to study at university or college, according to new research published by TV Licensing, who are encouraging local students flying the nest to check to see if they need to buy a licence.

Students need a licence if they are watching or recording TV programmes at the same time as they are broadcast, whatever device they are being viewed on. Generally speaking, students won’t be covered by a communal TV Licence or their parent’s licence.

While it’s less common for students to take a TV to university with them, tablet ownership amongst students has more than doubled in the past year with over one in three students owning a tablet.

“In the rush to get many tasks done it is easy to overlook things like arranging your TV Licence, so we are encouraging students to think about it sooner rather than later, just so they can check it off the to-do list and focus on relishing in the student lifestyle,” said Mark Sterling of TV Licensing.”

For further information visit:, or call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6113.