Have your say: Do I need a TV license at university? Watch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
Don't let people in you legally don't have to
I dont watch live TV on any channel and only watch BBC iplayer on my laptop when it is unplugged and running on it's own batteries. As long as your home address (in my case my parents house) then you are covered when your laptop or phone isn't plugged in.
I hate the way the threatening TV license letters are sent out in freshers week, people have enough going on then and often forget to reply to them. I forgot to say i didn't need one and got an even more bullying letter saying an 'investigation' was under way. Just reply on the website saying you dont need one and they will piss off
How would they ever find out you don't have a TV license? Your accommodation ip is shared as is your mobile phone ip, not a whole lot of traceability to prove anything