The information on this page was last updated on 2 September 2018.
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.
At Bangor University, we place a high priority on caring for and supporting our students. We offer a comprehensive student welfare service, so as a student entering higher education from care, or as someone advising a student from care, you can be assured that Bangor will provide you with all the necessary support and information.
This support is available while you’re still deciding what or where to study, continues through the university application process, and is ongoing once you’ve started your course.
We have a named adviser, Wendy Williams, who works within the university’s student services team. Contact Wendy if you'd like any help and advice at any stage of your journey, into and through higher education.
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
At Bangor University, we can provide the following:
- Targeted financial support for care leavers through the university’s bursary and hardship fund. This means Bangor will provide you with a £1,000 start up bursary in your first academic year, and £1,000 care leaver’s bursary in subsequent years, on top of any other university or state-funded bursaries and grants you may be eligible for.
- Bangor bursaries: the Bangor bursary aims to provide additional support for those from lower income families. This bursary is only available to UK (excluding students from Wales from 2018/19) and EU students – the amount you receive will depend on your household income. Students with a household income of up to £25,000 will be eligible for the £1,000 Bangor bursary. Students with a household income between £25,001 and £40,000 will be eligible for the £500 Bangor bursary.