The information on this page was last updated on 8 August 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.
I am delighted you are considering coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University (WGU). We are committed to supporting students who come from a care leaving background, and we aim to give you the support you need while you are studying. My name is Beryl and I will be your named contact here.
We have a range of initiatives which will enable you to gain confidence and experience to increase your employability when you graduate. You can find full details of our support package here: www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Studentsupport/StudentWellbeing.
If you have any queries about life in Wrexham, or getting funding for a course you may want to study, please do contact me, Beryl , and I will endeavor to assist you to make your transition to studying at higher education level as easy as possible.
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
Wrexham Glyndwr University provide year-round student accommodation for the duration of your course and should you not get financial help towards your accommodation from your local authority there is a 50% reduction in the cost for the first year, provided you are staying on campus.
We give a £1,000 care leaver bursary to all eligible students, which I will assist you in applying for. Should your budgeting skills not be the best we are able to help with your money management, and if necessary, assist you to apply for additional help from the university hardship fund.
Additionally our careers team have a couple of projects that will help you with getting placement experience to help with your employability and confidence.
To support your wellbeing, there is a range of support including on campus counsellors. Our study skills guys are on hand to help you acquire the skills to complete your academic assignments, if needed. We also have a wonderful inclusion team at WGU to assist you if you have need of applying for DSA.
In fact WGU is extremely proud of the support we offer to all students. Please do contact me or come and see me about anything you may want to discuss.