The University of East Anglia

Lucy Smith

Head of Holistic Student Experience

The information on this page was last updated on 18 August 2022.

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.

Are you a student with questions about uni? Webchat with Liz in the outreach team on UniBuddy or book an informal video chat to get answers to your questions

UEA offers a wide range of pre-university outreach and enrichment activities, including webinars, workshops, residential trips and daytime taster visits. These offer you the opportunity to gain insight into university life in a fun and supportive environment, and we welcome applications from care-experienced students at all of these events. Care-experienced students can also apply for assistance with travel costs to attend university open days.

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact our friendly outreach team at

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 Experienced & Estranged Student Network at UEA offers information and support to students with experience of are or family estrangement. Contact the CEES Network coordinators at

UEA currently offers a care leaver & estranged students bursary of £2,500 a year for up to four years of undergraduate study. You don't need to apply, so long as you identify yourself as a care leaver on your UCAS form, and provide the necessary evidence of your status as you begin your course.

We know that university life is made up of much more than just your academic studies. At UEA, you’ll have access to a wide range of support through Student Services, where students can discuss any concerns in a confidential, professional, and non-judgemental environment. Our experienced advisers can provide support on wellbeing, finance, study support, disability, and long-term health conditions, living on and off campus and more.

UEA also offers a range of scholarships, including targeted support for asylum seekers and those with discretionary leave to remain. Scholarship funding does not need to be repaid, and could be used to help with accommodation and other living costs.

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