The Manchester Metropolitan University

Louise Robinson

Inclusion Adviser
0161 247 3491

The information on this page was last updated on 4 June 2021.

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.

Care leavers are supported by the Inclusion service at Manchester Metropolitan University. Your named contact is Louise Robinson (Inclusion Adviser). We offer one-to-one support to care leavers to make sure you are aware of the support that is available to you whilst studying at MMU and any external support agencies available.

The Students' Union has a range of clubs, societies, volunteering opportunities and events for you to get involved with. You can find out more details by contacting the SU via They also have a free, confidential Advice service which provides guidance on queries such as academic, housing, debt, and funding. The Advice Centre can be contacted via

Manchester Metropolitan University has a Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing service which has a range of different services on offer. They provide one-to-one appointments with a counsellor or mental health adviser, and there are a range of workshops and courses that can be accessed online. You can contact the team via 0161 247 3493 or emailing

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

Here at Manchester Metropolitan University there is a Care Leaver Bursary which is available to eligible undergraduate students in each year of their studies at MMU. The bursary is £1000 per year for eligible full time undergraduate students.

There is also a Financial Support team who can help with queries about Student Finance and can offer financial support if you are experiencing hardship. You can telephone us on 0161 247 1045,