The information on this page was last updated on 3 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.
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 Dixon, and I will endeavour 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
We provide year-round student accommodation for the duration of your course. If you are not getting financial help towards your accommodation from your local authority, there is a 50% reduction in cost for your first year, providing you stay on campus.
We have a £1,000 care leaver bursary for all eligible students, which I will assist you in applying for. Should your budgeting skills not be the best, I will help with your money management, and if necessary, assist you to apply for additional help from the university hardship fund.
Our careers team have a couple of projects that will help you with getting placement experience to help with your employability and confidence. There is a range of support for your wellbeing, which includes 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 on hand to assist you if you have need of applying for Disabled Student Allowance.
In fact WGU is extremely proud of the support we offer to all students. Please do come and see me about anything you may want to discuss, and I will do my best to help with any concerns you may have.