Get in touch with Calderdale College
This will send an email directly to the named contact for care leaver support.
The information on this page was last updated on 8 April 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.
At University Centre Calderdale College we offer a very different experience to a large university, with much smaller class sizes and closer and more supportive relationships with tutors and support staff. All our students travel to college to study, so there is no accommodation on-site for students on our degree courses.
The Learner Services team will be happy to speak to you if you have any questions or concerns that you would like answered about studying at a small University Centre. Your named contact is Rizwan - but you may call the office and speak to any of the Learner Services team. They are available for support with many aspects of student life, so please get in touch if you need help.
Careers advice is also available, and you can also ask for help and support from any of the University Centre staff and we will give you as much advice and support as possible throughout your time as a student to enable you to get the best out of your course and to progress to employment or further study.
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
The University Centre runs a Bursary Scheme for new full-time students in the first year, worth £500. This money is designed to support you with some of the financial cost of being a student. You may want to use the money to buy study materials, cover cost of travel or trips and external visits. So long as you achieve 90% attendance and submit all your coursework you will receive £150 in December, £150 in March and £200 in July of your first year.
More information is available at: https://www.calderdale.ac.uk/university-centre/university-centre-bursary/
Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020