Disrupted Education Programme

The Widening Participation and Outreach team has a well-established support programme for young people who have faced a Disrupted Education. We would like to engage with young people who have the potential to progress to university, but due to disruptions within their education, may face barriers when considering higher education.

The Disrupted Education Programme was created to work with the minority of students who have experienced significant, personal barriers to their education, and fall into one of the categories listed below. While the University of Liverpool recognises the impact of Covid-19 on the educational lives of all students, with some being disproportionately affected, we are not able to accept this alone to classify as ‘Disrupted Education’ as the volume of students affected would outweigh the scope of the project and may lead to the most disadvantaged students not being able to access the support this project was designed to provide.

We would like schools and colleges to identify and refer young people who are:

  • Care Experienced
  • Estranged from family
  • Young Adult Carers
  • Children of military families
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Refugees
  • From Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  • Have faced medical issues during their time at school/college.

The University of Liverpool can offer the following support to young people who have experienced a disruption to their education:

  • Bespoke information and guidance from designated outreach staff to support transition to university
  • Support with transport to enable participation in the University’s Open Days and Applicant Discovery Days on campus
  • Financial support (eligibility criteria applies)*
  • 365-day accommodation during your studies at Liverpool
  • Support with fees for a guarantor service (if you need to use one for private accomodation)
  • Opportunity to apply to work as a Student Advocate with the University’s Outreach team.

Referrals to this programme can be made by contacting Ben Toleman, who will be happy to discuss the programme and the support available to participants.

Disrupted Education Programme Flyer

If you are considering progressing into the University and your studies been disrupted in a way that was beyond your control, please use the Disrupted Studies Form to tell us about the issues you have faced.  

If you are applying for a clinical programme (Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science) you will need to contact the relevant department directly. They will be able to advise how you can share additional information regarding your application.

Contact Ben Toleman for further information:

E: disruptededucation@liverpool.ac.uk