Young Adult Carers

The University of Liverpool is committed to working with and supporting Young Adult Carers, both prior to entry and throughout their studies at the University.

Tailored support to meet individual needs

The Widening Participation and Outreach team provides a range of opportunities for Young Adult Carers to engage with the University that are designed with the aim of raising educational aspiration and supporting attainment. The programme offers a range of engaging activities which aims to support young people to build their confidence, skills and increase knowledge and awareness of higher education.

The activities are led by the Student Advocates and include:

  • Tailored visits to the University campus
  • Attainment support mentoring

  • Information and Advice - bespoke information and advice from a dedicated member of staff in the Widening Participation and Outreach team.

For Young Adult Carers who attend the University of Liverpool as a student, the WPO Team offer opportunities for paid work as a Student Advocate or Mentor, working with pupils in local schools and colleges. Through working as a Student Advocate, students develop transferable skills and gain valuable experience to support them within the graduate job market.

For further information on what Widening Participation and Outreach can offer, please contact Ben Toleman: btoleman@liverpool.ac.uk