Robert Gordon University is dedicated to providing an accessible student environment for all students, including those who have been looked after at home, in residential care, foster care or kinship care.

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Going to university can be a daunting prospect and many prospective students will look to previous experiences or family for support in getting through new challenges. In many cases, a disrupted education or lack of family support may make the transition to university study a more intimidating experience for care experienced individuals.

We are also proud to have been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark, which requires us to demonstrate that we have a robust strategy in place to ensure that students from a care background can access a package of support, be it pastoral, educational or financial.

Our dedicated Adviser can guide you through the wide range of student services available, helping you make the most of life at university and your successful future career. In addition, students and applicants from Scotland may also be entitled to the Care Leavers Grant through the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), which can assist with paying for accommodation costs during the vacation period.

Care Leaver Enquiry Form

ACCESS RGU supports students who are traditionally under-represented in university. Contact The Care Experienced Advisor, Charley Buchan to discuss the support which may be available to you.

Corporate Parenting Plan

The university's Corporate Parenting Plan sets out our commitment to developing and implementing our ambition for care experienced students.

Corporate Parenting Plan (PDF 404KB)