The University of Manchester

Emma Lewis-Kalubowila

Emma Lewis-Kalubowila

Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer

The information on this page was last updated on 2 July 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.

The University has a named contact to support care leavers with any needs, from the point of considering an application, through to the completion of your programme of study here.
The Accommodation Office can provide a flexible, up to 52 week accommodation contract in University halls, which can be for the duration of your programme of study.
The University also has student ambassador work opportunities (paid) at various outreach events, and activities designed to enthuse and motivate prospective pre- and post-16 students about higher education, with the option of being a role model for care leavers if you wish.
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact/email us.

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

Hello! My name is Emma, and I’m the named contact for care-experienced applicants at the University of Manchester. Thanks for visiting our page. I’m here to answer any questions you might have; we can discuss your application, give information about the course or campus, and I can explain the support you’ll be entitled to throughout your time at Manchester. We use contextual data in our offer making for care experienced applicants – from the 2022 cycle, refugees and students who have been looked after in care for more than three months may be eligible for a two grade reduction in the admissions process.

Once you’re here – we have a small team who can support you throughout your study with all aspects of study advice and answer any general questions you have. The University can provide flexible, year-round accommodation in University halls, for the duration of your study. We also offer paid student ambassador roles where you can work with prospective students, with the option of working on our pre-entry events for care leavers, if you wish.

So; if you’d like to find out more - please don’t hesitate to contact me on and we can arrange a time for a chat.

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