Leeds Arts University

Elizabeth Crickmore

Student Welfare Advisor
0113 202 8253

The information on this page was last updated on 4 June 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.

Welcome to Leeds Arts University! We offer a wide range of support, such as one-to-one sessions covering transition support, academic work, financial matters, housing, emotional issues, health and wellbeing. We also have a counselling service.

We have a dedicated care leaver contact, Elizabeth Crickmore, who can answer your questions regarding our courses and the support we offer. To talk to Elizabeth, please ring 0113 202 8253 or email elizabeth.crickmore@leeds-art.ac.uk.

Care leavers who are considering the possibility of proceeding into studying art and design can have a bespoke tour (around 30 minutes) around the Leeds Arts University campus with a member of the progression team staff, and have an informal opportunity to talk about their interests, plans and have any questions answered.

Our student union supports care leavers, and can be contacted at student.union@students.leeds-art.ac.uk. We have rooms available in modern, purpose built properties, located within the student area of Leeds. The accommodation is surrounded by excellent local amenities, is a 20-minute walk from the college, and is provided for 365 days where required.

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

There is a wide range of financial support to help you get the most out of your time at Leeds Arts University.

The higher education hardship care leavers' fund is a dedicated fund for students from a care background. The total amount is £3,000, which is paid termly in blocks of £1,000, provided the student is still in attendance and other evidence has been provided.

Care leavers with a total household income of £25,000 or less may be eligible for a cash bursary which is paid each academic year, for up to three years.

The hardship fund for higher education gives priority to care leavers who are struggling financially after encountering higher than expected costs, or who have an unforeseen emergency.

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