The University of Bath
Ben Goose or Joanna Newman
Student Retention & Success Team
The information on this page was last updated on 8 August 2019.
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.
If you are thinking of applying to the University of Bath, or would like to find out more information about what university is like, please contact Ben or Joanna and they will be able to help you. You can email directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our webpage: www.bath.ac.uk/guides/additional-support-and-funding-for-care-leavers-foyer-residents-and-estranged-students.
We provide a range of support to help care leaver applicants and students settle in to university. At our open days we can meet you to discuss the different support available, and you can speak to current students about their university experience. If you would rather visit the university at another time, we can also arrange this.
We offer guaranteed university accommodation for the duration of your course, as well as providing academic and wellbeing support within student services.
Information about all the support offered, including our care leaver bursary, is available on our website. We are happy to answer any questions that you might have, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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
The University of Bath offers a non-repayable care leaver/foyer bursary of £1,000 per academic year, plus £1,000 to help with start-up costs and a further £1,000 on graduation.
UK students who meet certain criteria may be eligible for a university bursary of £3,000 for each year of study (except paid placements), or for the Gold scholarship of £5,000 per year of study (except paid placements).
For more information please visit: www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/.
Care leavers are also given priority for assistance when making an application to the university hardship fund, for more information please visit: www.bath.ac.uk/guides/applying-for-the-university-of-bath-hardship-fund/.