Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Claire Johnson

Widening Participation and Outreach Manager
01273 641841

The information on this page was last updated on 21 July 2021.

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.

We can house you in university-managed accommodation for 52 weeks per year for the duration of your course. The University of Sussex offers financial support for care leavers in the following ways:

For eligible students the Sussex Bursary is available. This is £1,000 in your first year of study and then £500 in subsequent years.

Care leavers will also be able to apply for a hardship fund.

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

BSMS students are eligible for the University of Sussex care leavers' support. This is administered by the University of Brighton on behalf of the University of Sussex.
If you are a care-experienced student applying to BSMS, we offer a range of support that aims to make your transition to higher education as smooth as possible – as well as offering stability while you are studying with us.
If you tick the 'in care' box on your UCAS application, the University of Brighton will be in touch about this package of support.

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