Queen Mary University of London
The information on this page was last updated on 28 August 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.
Welcome to Queen Mary University of London. We are delighted that you are thinking of applying to study here. We want to give you all the help you need to get to university, and to succeed here.
We offer programmes and events for care-experienced students throughout the year. This year you can find out what university is really like by shadowing current students, taking part in lectures, having a look around the campus, and meeting with our advice and counselling team for some pre-entry advice, or for some help with writing your personal statement.
Find out more here: www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/wp/care-leavers/undergraduate-shadowing-scheme/index.html.
Once you have accepted an offer from Queen Mary, we can help you find somewhere to live. We work with Unite Foundation to offer 365 days of accommodation for up to five students. Find out more here: www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursaries/ugfunding/101852.html.
When you get here, if you find that you need help with your studies or your mental health, I am here to help you throughout your course, as your dedicated care leaver contact.
As a student, you can support our outreach work by applying for our WP Ambassador Scheme. This is a great way to make friends, feel part of a team, and gain a whole host of skills, as well as earning some cash.
You can find out about the services and activities on offer at our active student union by clicking on the link to the left.
And please have a look at our care leaver webpage for more information.
I hope to hear from you soon, Lucy.
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
At Queen Mary University of London, we offer a range of bursaries and scholarships from £100-£7,000, depending on your circumstances. This includes:
- QMUL bursaries
- university financial assistance fund
- Unite Foundation scholarship.
To find out more about financial help, please visit our webpage: www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/money/undergraduates/finance/index.html.
You can also come along and talk to our dedicated advice and counselling team, who will help you to identify which funding options are right for you. You can find their details here: www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk/opening-times-and-contact-us.
We work with the Unite Foundation to offer 365 days of free accommodation to selected students. The deadline for applications is 1 June each year, and you can find out more about this at: www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/feesandfunding/bursaries/ugfunding/101852.html.