University of South Wales

Lynda Jones

Lynda Jones

Care Leaver Coordinator
01443 482260
careleavers@southwales.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 7 February 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.

The University of South Wales is committed to providing support for students from or leaving care who want to go on to higher education. We qualified for the Buttle UK Quality Mark, and we are also a member of CLASS (Care Leaver Activities and Student Support) Cymru partnership, who share best practice relating to care leavers across higher education institutions in Wales.

We can support you with finding accommodation, financial support, money management, part-time work and academic enquires.

You will have a nominated contact on your campus for support. If you are not quite sure if you qualify as a care leaver, please contact us and we can advise you further.

If you are a social worker or work on behalf of an organisation such as Barnardos, please feel free to contact us too.

We work very closely with the First Campus Partnership to encourage young care leavers in to higher education. You can find more information and contact details at: www.firstcampus.org

Support we offer

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  • 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

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • 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

We currently provide a care leaver bursary - an application form together with evidence of care leaver status is required.

Students can also apply to the financial hardship fund. This year we have been able to provide an £80 award to our graduating care leavers to cover costs of gowns and photographs.

Please note that funding allocations are subject to change, please check money.southwales.ac.uk for up-to-date information.

We can also support students with budgeting and money management advice.

259 courses

Course information from Unistats was last updated in February 2017

Accounting And Finance Treforest Sandwich year
Acting Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Aeronautical Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng Unistats
Art Practice Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Biology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Biology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Business Newport Part time
Business Management Treforest Sandwich year
Business Management Newport Sandwich year
Business Studies Treforest
HND Unistats
Business Studies Treforest Foundation
Business Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Business Studies Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
Care Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Chemistry Treforest
MSci Unistats
Chemistry Treforest
BSc Unistats
Chemistry Treforest
BSc Unistats
Childhood Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Childhood Studies Coleg y Cymoedd (Rhondda) Foundation
Chiropractic Treforest
MChiro Unistats
Chiropractic Treforest
MChiro Unistats
Civil Engineering Treforest
BSc Unistats
Civil Engineering Treforest
BSc Unistats
Civil Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Civil Engineering Treforest
BEng Unistats
Civil Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng Unistats
Civil Engineering Treforest
MEng Unistats
Community Health And Well Being Treforest Foundation
FDS Unistats
Computer Applications Development Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Computer Forensics Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Computer Forensics Treforest
MComp Unistats
Computer Games Development Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Computer Science Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Computer Science Treforest
BSc Unistats
Computer Science Treforest
BSc Unistats
Computer Science Treforest
MComp Unistats
Computer Security Treforest
MComp Unistats
Computer Security Treforest
BSc Unistats
Computer Security Treforest
BSc Unistats
Computer Security Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Costume Construction For Screen And Stage Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Foundation
Creative Industries (Film And Video) Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Creative Industries (Photography) Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Creative Production Arts Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw)
HND Unistats
Creative Production Arts Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time
HND Unistats
Dance Cardiff
Design For Performance Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Early Years Care And Education The College Ystrad Mynach Part time Foundation
Electrical And Electronic Engineering Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
Electrical And Electronic Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng Unistats
English Treforest
English Treforest
English And History Coleg y Cymoedd (Aberdare) Foundation
Event Management Treforest Sandwich year
Event Management Treforest
Event Management Treforest
Fashion Design Cardiff Sandwich year
Fashion Promotion Cardiff Sandwich year
Film Newport
Film Studies Cardiff
Finance Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Forensic Accounting Treforest Sandwich year
Forensic Biology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Forensic Biology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Forensic Biology Treforest
MSci Unistats
Forensic Science Treforest
BSc Unistats
Forensic Science Treforest
BSc Unistats
Forensic Science Treforest
MSci Unistats
Game Art Cardiff
Geography Treforest
BSc Unistats
Geography Treforest
BSc Unistats
Geology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Geology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Graphic Communication Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Foundation
Graphic Communication Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
Graphic Communication Cardiff Sandwich year
History Treforest
History Treforest
Human Biology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Human Biology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Illustration Cardiff
Information Communication Technology Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Information Communication Technology Coleg y Cymoedd (Aberdare) Foundation
Information Communication Technology The College Ystrad Mynach Foundation
Information Communication Technology The College Ystrad Mynach Part time Foundation
Information Communication Technology Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
Information Communication Technology Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Information Communication Technology Merthyr Tydfil College Part time Foundation
Interior Design Cardiff Sandwich year
Jazz Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BMus Unistats
Journalism Cardiff
Law Treforest
LLB Unistats
Law Treforest
LLB Unistats
Logistics And Supply Chain Management Treforest Sandwich year
Marketing Treforest
Marketing Treforest
Mathematics Treforest
BSc Unistats
Mathematics Treforest
MMath Unistats
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
HND Unistats
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng Unistats
Medical Sciences Treforest
BSc Unistats
Music Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BMus Unistats
Natural History Treforest
BSc Unistats
Natural History Treforest
BSc Unistats
Nursing (Adult) Treforest
Performing Arts Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Photography Cardiff
Police Sciences Treforest
BSc Unistats
Police Sciences Treforest
BSc Unistats
Project Management (Surveying) Treforest Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Psychology Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Psychology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Public Services Treforest
Public Services Treforest
Registered Midwife Treforest
BMid Unistats
Social Work Newport
BSc Unistats
Sound Engineering Cardiff Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
Sport Psychology Treforest
BSc Unistats
Sports Coaching Treforest
BSc Unistats
Sports Coaching And Development Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
Sports Studies Treforest
BSc Unistats
Stage Management And Technical Theatre Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Sustainable Construction And Surveying Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
Systemic Counselling Treforest Part time
BSc Unistats