City University London

Beth Taswell

Care Leaver Support Officer
0207 040 0456

The information on this page was last updated on 7 January 2019.

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.

A designated member of staff acts as a single point of contact for care leavers at the university, and can signpost, advocate and advise you from application through to post-graduation.
We also offer:

one-to-one visit days for potential applicants/offer holders
invitation to our pre-induction event
priority access to university-affiliated halls 
CityBuddies peer mentoring in your first year
guaranteed interview for our THELMA award-winning professional mentoring scheme
tailored careers advice and support
one-to-one wellbeing mentoring with our mental health advisers.

More information can be found on our care leaver support web pages.

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

We offer a dedicated care leaver bursary of up to £2,500 for up to three years of study, providing that you meet the eligibility criteria (more information can be found on our website).
You can also apply for an extended hardship fund grant of up to £1,200 during the academic year, and access tailored financial advice and support.
For students who are unable to access student finance due to seeking asylum or having DLR, our Article 26 scholarship offers a full tuition fee waiver and a maintenance grant to help with living costs..

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