STUDENTS are being warned to get a TV licence as research shows many people don’t even realise they need one.
With more than 4,200 new freshers starting at the University of Huddersfield over the next few days, up to 60% of parents wrongly believe their studious children don’t need a licence in halls of residence.
More than 1,200 students in Huddersfield watch TV on their laptops but think they don’t need a licence.
Others believe their parents licence will cover them.
There is confusion between what the back of parents’ TV licences appear to say they cover and what TV Licensing say they don’t for students.
The TV Licensing people have warned excuses simply won’t work.
Charlotte Hancock from TV Licensing said: “We all know that the last few days before students head off to university can be a busy time, so it is understandable that parents may be confused or unaware of when their child will need a TV licence.
“A hefty fine wouldn’t be the greatest start to university life so we would like to remind parents and students of their legal obligations.”