King's College London
Designated Member of Staff for Care Leavers/ Widening Participation Officer
020 7848 0523
The information on this page was last updated on 5 October 2017.
The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.
If you are care-experienced and interested in applying to university, you can contact Anne-Marie Henderson in the widening participation department for impartial information, advice and guidance about applying to university in general, as well as the extra support available for care-experienced students at King's College London.
We offer year-round accommodation for care leavers and other financial support. For more information, please visit our webpage: www.kcl.ac.uk/study/ug/wp/Care-Leavers/Care-Leavers.aspx
All communication with Anne-Marie is completely confidential, and will have no impact on your application to the college.
Support we offer?
- A named contact
- Outreach sessions or activities
- Pre-application help
- Guidance for offer holders
- A web page for care leavers
- Careers advice and support after graduation
Accommodation we offer?
- A place to live all year round
- If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year
Funding support we offer?
- Specific funding that's just for care leavers
- Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
- Support for students seeking asylum
- Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
- Financial advice
King’s offers a number of bursaries which care leavers from the UK are eligible for:
The care leavers' bursary, which is worth £1,000, and is awarded to students in their first year at King's College who have had been in care and are under 25.
The King’s living bursary scheme is open to every full-time home undergraduate student in receipt of the new maintenance grant, and is to cover costs studying. It can be up to £1,500 per year.
We work with the Unite Foundation to offer 365 days of free accommodation to selected students, the deadline for applications is 1 June 2017 and you can find out more about this at: whttp://www.unitefoundation.co.uk/
Accommodation will be covered for a full 52 weeks each year.
King's now offers financial support for students seeking asylum and with discretionary leave to remain, please see our webpage for further details: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/student-funding/scholarships-and-bursaries/scholarships/sanctuary-scholarship.aspx
Course information from Unistats was last updated in October 2017