Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
The information on this page was last updated on 30 September 2020.
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.
ICMP is committed to helping those with experience of care to access, participate in, and benefit from, higher education. We want to ensure that you are supported throughout your journey at ICMP.
We are not tied to a strict definition of 'care-experienced' and we are happy to consider each applicant on a case-by-case basis. We recognise that those with experience of care may return to education later in life, for example, and we are always keen to extend our support to those who will benefit most.
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 strongly encourage those applicants with experience of care to disclose their care experienced status via UCAS or when you start at ICMP. This allows a member of our student wellbeing team, to get in touch regarding the support we can provide at the earliest stage.
To support students who have been in care, we are able to offer the following:
- Young Independent Student Bursary worth up to £1,500 for every year of your course;
- access to other ICMP Bursaries, (e.g. Entrance Bursary, Hardship Funds).