The University of Brighton
The information on this page was last updated on 8 April 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.
As an undergraduate starting your first year of study in 2021-22 you will be able to apply for our care leaver's bursary.
In addition to the bursaries, if you are having financial difficulties you can apply for help from the student support fund in every year of your course.
For more information visit www.brighton.ac.uk/careleavers. If you have any queries about support available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are able to offer you guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence for your first year. We are also able to offer you a bedding and/or catering pack, whether you move into halls of residence or private accommodation – these packs give you the essential items you'll need to begin your independent living.
You will be allocated a student support and guidance tutor (SSGT) in addition to your academic tutor. Your SSGT will be able to support you to settle in at university, help with things like budgeting, time management and study skills, and direct you to other support available. Emotional support and wellbeing – counselling services available if you are experiencing stress or difficulty in or outside of university.
Ambassadors role – guaranteed interview for our paid ambassador role. Have a look at our Summer Schools, where you can find out more about the subjects you want to study and get a taste of student life here: www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/applying-to-brighton/schools-teachers/compact-brighton/compact-events/index.aspx.
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 care leaver's bursary is for students resident in England, under the age of 25, who have been in the care of, or have been given accommodation by, their local authority for a period of at least 13 weeks before the age of 16. Students who are under a Special Guardianship Order or in supported housing including Foyer accommodation are also eligible. This bursary is for eligible students starting their course at the University of Brighton in academic year 2021-22.
The award is a cash bursary of £1,000 for each year of study.
Students on part-time courses studying between 30 and 90 credits during the year who meet the other criteria will receive a pro rata cash bursary in each year of study.
The care leaver's bursary will be paid in two instalments: the first at the start of the autumn 2020 term and the second in May 2021.