The University of Glasgow

Dan Keenan

Dan Keenan

Care Leaver Support Coordinator
0141 330 4022

The information on this page was last updated on 3 September 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.

Hello, and welcome to the University of Glasgow Propel page. We are delighted you are considering studying with us.

The University of Glasgow has a long-standing commitment to helping those with experience of care to participate in, and benefit from, higher education. Based on this commitment, the university held the Buttle Quality Mark at exemplary level for over eight years, until the scheme ended. We are now proud to continue to offer the same high level of support and provision for care-experienced learners, in line with our duties as a Corporate Parent.

As an institution we are not tied to a strict definition of 'care-experienced', in terms of age or duration in care, and we are happy to consider each applicant on a case-by-case basis. We recognise, for example, that those with experience of care may return to education later in life as a mature student, and we are always keen to extend our support to those who will benefit most.

Care-experienced applicants can receive adjusted offers of entry to the University of Glasgow, and will be entitled to participate, wherever possible, in our successful and effective pre-entry programmes. Our four-week Summer School, for example, provides excellent preparation for studying at the university. If you have experience of care and are applying to the university, you will be entitled to take part, free of charge.

We strongly encourage those applicants with experience of care to tick the UCAS checkbox. This allows Dan Keenan, our care-experienced student support coordinator, to get in touch regarding the specific support we can provide. This support could include, for example, an adjusted offer of entry, a guarantee of accommodation 365 days of the year, and specific care-experienced student bursaries.

If you do not, for whatever reason, want to tick the UCAS checkbox, please do contact Dan directly, using the contact details on this page, to find out more.

Indeed, if you have any questions, or require further information about any of the above, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Dan at any point. He will be very happy to help and advise.

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

Every year the University of Glasgow provides around 50 undergraduate talent scholarships to new students beginning their first year. These scholarships (ranging from £1,000 - £4,000 per year for each year of study) are for Scottish students who can demonstrate academic excellence, but who may struggle financially.

The deadline for talent scholarship applications is quite early in the cycle, usually in the month of May, and we recognise that for many applicants this will be prior to confirmation of their final exam and/or course results. Nonetheless, we strongly encourage all Scottish offer holders (conditional or unconditional) with experience of care to submit an application before the deadline.

You will find more information on the talent scholarships here: And if you have any further questions, you can get in touch with our named contact, Dan, directly.

The University of Glasgow also allocates a number of specific care-experienced student bursaries each year, providing £1,000 for each year of study with us.

At the start of the first term, our care-experienced student support coordinator contacts all students who have identified as care-experienced (either through UCAS, or through the university's own registration process) with information on the bursaries and guidance on how to apply.

If, for whatever reason, you do not want to tick the UCAS checkbox, or self-identify at registration, please do contact Dan directly (using the contact details on this page). Dan will be happy to advise.

We will also look to support care-experienced students progressing on to postgraduate-level study. We can offer postgraduate talent scholarships to those on one-year taught masters programmes, for example, providing £2,000 for the year of study. Again, please contact Dan with any enquiries in this regard.

The University of Glasgow can also provide further support for any student in financial need during term time, through our discretionary and childcare funds, hardship fund and crisis loans:

Dan will be happy to provide advice and guidance in applying for any of these funds.

The University of Glasgow is committed to widening access to higher education, and will consider the financial cases of applicants who are asylum seekers, refugees, or classed as unaccompanied minors, on a case-by-case basis. As above, any enquiries in this regard can be directed to Dan Keenan using the contact details provided on this page.

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