St Mary's University College
The information on this page was last updated on 6 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.
St Mary’s University College welcomes applications from students who have been looked after by their trust/local authority in foster or residential care.
We offer a range of support, including pre-application assistance and an optional pre-entry orientation visit to the college, where you have the chance to meet the student support team and discuss your individual needs and concerns.
Support also includes financial help and assistance with finding accommodation.
St Mary's also offers a wide range of pastoral and academic support. This includes student mentoring, regular meetings with academic advisers, free counselling, careers and study skills support (priority use of the college writing centre and careers centre), and the advice and guidance of a dedicated student support team.
Our National Student Survey 2017 rating is 92% for student satisfaction. Please check out our website for additional information: www.smucb.ac.uk.
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
In addition to the standard tuition fee loan, maintenance loans and living cost grants available, St Mary’s offers a non-refundable, non-means tested care leavers' bursary of £3,000 to all verified care-experienced students once they have enrolled on an undergraduate course at St Mary’s.
The bursary is awarded each academic year, and is payable in instalments at the beginning of each semester.
Students are encouraged to apply for the bursary within the first semester. More information is available at: www.smucb.ac.uk/admissions/studentfinance.