Sheffield Hallam University
Senior Widening Participation and Outreach Officer
0114 225 4899
The information on this page was last updated on 4 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.
The SHU Progress pre-entry support scheme offers those who are care leavers a named contact to support them through the application cycle. Once a student enrols at the university, you can then access additional on-course support as listed below:
- One-to-one appointments to give you space to talk to someone about your situation, discuss any issues or concerns and identify support as needed.
- Financial capability and money skills support through one-to-one appointments or in a workshop.
- Support and advice from named advisers to help you settle in.
- A welcome email to introduce you to our service, and provide you with helpful links and information.
- Monthly newsletters to let you know about relevant opportunities, events and support.
- Access to our care leavers' Facebook group.
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 can offer you specific funding that's just for care leavers, as well as additional funding (such as bursaries and grants).
If you're leaving care, we guarantee to provide you with a bursary package of £1,500 per taught year. To receive the bursary you must:
- Be a UK student on a full-time course, paying the full tuition fee either yourself or by a sponsor (such as the NHS for some health courses).
- Have spent three or more months in care whilst at school, from Year 10 onwards.
- Be 25 or under when you start your course.
- Be eligible for the relevant maximum level of statutory funding.
Upon signing up to SHU Progress, our pre-entry support programme for those from vulnerable backgrounds, we can keep you informed of all funding, accommodation and other support packages that are available for care leavers to access.
We also work with the Unite Foundation to offer 365 days of free accommodation to selected students.
There may also be the opportunity for care leavers to access a financial support package, which graduates are able to apply for to support with graduation costs (support subject to funding availability).
Course information from Unistats was last updated in August 2018