The University of Law

Josie Carroll

Interim Student Welfare Manager
01483 405607

The information on this page was last updated on 24 February 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.

The University of Law is committed to supporting care experienced students during their journey into higher education and throughout their studies. We realise that enrolling at university can be nerve-wracking and we’re here to support all students during transition, enrolment and right through to graduation.
We offer tailored support to any student who has spent any time in local authority care, not just those that are defined by the more restricted legal definition.
We offer outreach activities for care experienced students such as campus visits and attendance at careers events. We also offer individual campus tours for any students interested in studying at one of our campuses.
We have a contextual admissions process in place for care experienced undergraduate students. If an applicant for one of our UG courses (excluding our degrees with foundation years) either ticks the ‘care leaver’ box in the UCAS form and/or details their experience in care in their personal statement we will make them a contextual offer of one grade lower than the standard offer for that course.
The University of Law’s unique teaching model is designed to provide students with a professional, contemporary and supportive learning environment with plenty of practical, interactive engagement. That's why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.
Pre-entry, students also have access to our named contact, Helena Bowring, for support and advice.

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

All undergraduate students who are confirmed as being care experienced will have access to a bursary of up to £2000 per academic year of full-time study (part-time students will receive equivalent funding split over the duration of their programme).
In previous years this has been used towards areas such as accommodation, help with day to day expenses such as food/travel and for equipment to assist with studies such as a laptop. We meet with students to discuss the options and what would assist most for their individual circumstances. This fund can also be used to help with graduation costs such as gowns, photography, etc.
We also have a number of other scholarships and bursaries which students can apply for:

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