Supporting Care Experienced Students
'Care Leavers are the most under-represented group in Higher Education’
Tailored support to meet individual needs
Coming to university can be an exciting time, but we understand that it can also be a time of change and many students have concerns or worries. At the University of Liverpool, we are committed to supporting care leavers prior to starting their course, and throughout the duration of studies.
The University of Liverpool’s Widening Participation and Outreach (WPO) team would be pleased to hear from care leavers who are interested in the opportunity to come to campus for a bespoke individual visit. During the visit you will receive information and guidance to support transition to university, meet current students (and where possible tutors) from your subject area of interest, and have a tailored campus tour.
Additionally, if you engage with the WPO team, the University can offer:
- Support with transport to enable participation in the University’s Open Days and Applicant Discovery Days on campus
- And, if you receive an offer from the University of Liverpool, the offer will be reduced by up to two A-Level grades or equivalent (excluding Medicine and Foundation programmes). Please visit the contextual admissions webpages for further details.
- If you go on to study with us at the University of Liverpool, you will also have the opportunity to apply to work as a Student Advocate with the WPO team.
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Support for current students
If you decide to come to the University of Liverpool, we can provide a package of support that will help during your time in Liverpool including 365-day accommodation and a range of scholarships and bursaries including the Care Leavers Opportunity Bursary worth £3,000 per year of study (excluding NHS funded courses).
Caroline O’Connell is the University of Liverpool’s named care leaver contact, and she is part of Student Welfare Advice and Guidance (SWAG). During your studies you will be supported by one of our Advisers within SWAG who can assist you with any queries or concerns, they will also act as a link between the University, your Local Authority and any other internal or external services as required. For further information please contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 0151 794 5863.
Member of the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers