Edinburgh Napier University

Peter Tormey

Senior Widening Participation Officer
0131 455 2383

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.

The widening participation team at Edinburgh Napier University is committed to easing the transition into university from under-represented groups, including care-experienced students.

We can arrange campus visits, or a meeting with academic or support service staff, prior to starting a degree programme. We understand that all students starting at university have questions, often concerning accommodation, academic writing, personal development, social support, personal finances and student funding.

Edinburgh Napier University provides optional additional support to all of our students such as counselling, student mentoring, personal development workshops, one-to-one academic support and academic skills workshops, in addition to the guidance provided by the named contact.

Our care-experienced students can also arrange a financial health check with one our funding advisers to assess eligibility, to scholarships and bursaries.

For more information, please e-mail: wideningaccess@napier.ac.uk in the first instance, or visit our university myNapier webpage: www.my.napier.ac.uk/Pages/Home.aspx, to view the wide array of support and guidance you can access at Edinburgh Napier University.

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

Edinburgh Napier University encourages applications from students who have previously been cared for by a local authority; in residential care, foster care, kinship care (cared for by friends or relatives), or looked after at home.

We offer individual support, a contextualised 'adjusted' admissions policy, and guidance from a dedicated named contact, from pre-entry to graduation stages. Edinburgh Napier University can support students with an experience of care with:

  • guaranteed year-round accommodation
  • help to access available bursaries (care-experienced bursary of up to £1,000 per year of study)
  • grants and a range of on-campus material support and guidance delivered by a named contact.

We work with the Unite Foundation, who offer scholarships including 52-weeks of funded student accommodation to successful applicants. The deadline to submit a Unite Foundation scholarship application is typically set for early summer, please contact the named contact for further details or visit: www.unitefoundation.co.uk/.

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