The Robert Gordon University

Charley Buchan

Wider Access Project Officer
01224 263092

The information on this page was last updated on 30 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.

Robert Gordon University has an ongoing commitment to supporting our care-experienced students. Anyone who has been looked after at any point or for any length of time, whether by a local authority or through kinship care, can access the services and support available.

We have a range of services and support packages available that are designed to make your transition a positive one.

Aside from financial assistance, you can expect 365-day student accommodation, a named person who can provide support, advice and assistance for care-experienced students, assistance with your application to the university, tailored campus visits including introductions to the major support services within the university, as well as other support including access to counselling, disability services, help with employment opportunities and careers and academic support.

For further information you can contact the university support person, Charley Buchan on 01224 263092 or

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

Funding and finance is a key consideration when thinking about university for any student.

Robert Gordon University provides care-experienced students with a variety of support. This includes financial assistance to attend interviews, selection visits and open days following attendance, a free enrolment support pack including stationery, a food voucher, course book voucher and travel support worth £250.

We also offer 365-day accommodation in student halls for first year with a 20% reduction in cost, a discretionary fund which has no specific limit but is intended to offer small amounts to assist in times of financial hardship, assistance with applying for external grants such as the SAAS vacation grant for care leavers, as well as a small number of bursaries available to apply to which range from £1,500 up to £2,500. Please note that these are for students studying specific courses.

Please check the wider access page for more information, but note that the deadline for bursary applications will be mid-August.

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:

53 courses

Course information from Unistats was last updated in August 2018

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