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Care Leavers


Care Leavers

We're 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.

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 leavers.

We are 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 Care Leaver Adviser can guide you through the wide range of Support & Advice 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.

Corporate Parenting Plan

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

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Contact us to discuss your support needs further:

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