Solihull College and University Centre

Kully Dhaliwal

Caring Services Manager
0121 678 7033
kully.dhaliwal@solihull.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 18 August 2022.

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.

Solihull College offers extensive pastoral support, to enable you to reach your full potential. We know that your circumstances are private, and therefore we will tailor support to suit your needs.
The college has a dedicated Mental Health team, Counselling Service, Student Support Team and Safeguarding team to support your journey with us

Support we offer

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  • 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

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • 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

Solihull College and University Center offers financial advice and support to students who are looked-after children or care leavers.
Students aged 16 to 18 can apply for an enhanced bursary , which is paid in installments over the academic year. Eligible students need to provide the college with written confirmation of their status –  this can be obtained from your local authority. Allocations of funds is subject to attendance, punctuality, behaviour and course work, and these are monitored weekly.
Further education students aged 19 to 25 can also apply for financial support from our learner support fund. Students applying for higher education courses will be eligible to apply for financial support from Student Finance England.

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