The University of Sussex

Melinda Finn

Melinda Finn

Retention and Progression Manager, Student Experience
01273 678865
M.C.Finn@sussex.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 22 October 2019.

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.

We welcome applications from care-experienced students at the University of Sussex. We offer a range of support that aims to make your transition to higher education as smooth as possible, as well as offering stability while you're studying with us.

Pre-entry, you’ll have access to a named contact (Melinda Finn) for support, who you can contact with any questions you have. It’s reassuring to know you’ll receive special consideration by admissions staff on results day, just in case things don’t go as planned.

For 2020 entry, you’ll receive a Care Leaver Award of £500 per year, plus an additional £500 in your first term to help with the new costs of being a student. And you can order a bedding pack free of charge if you need one. You’ll have the option to remain in University-managed accommodation for the duration of your course (52 weeks per year, each year of study).

During your time at Sussex you’ll have access to support via your dedicated Care Leaver Adviser in the Student Life Centre, who you’ll meet when you start at Sussex. And you’ll be able to access advice and tailored opportunities via your Care Leaver Careers Consultant, such as summer internships.

You'll have priority for applying for paid student work as a co-creator, working with the University on various projects around the student experience. If you find yourself in financial hardship during your time at Sussex, you’ll have priority if you apply for the University’s hardship fund.

Support we offer

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  • 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

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • 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

Summary of financial support at the University of Sussex for 2020 entry:

  • A Care Leaver Award of £500 cash for every year of study.
  • A £500 study grant paid in your first year.
  • Free bedding pack on arrival (if needed).
  • Priority for applying for paid student work as a co-creator, working with the University on various projects around the student experience.
  • Priority if applying for the University’s hardship fund.

For eligibility criteria, view the Care Leaver Award at https://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/fees-funding/undergraduate-scholarships/browse 
If you have any queries about whether you’re eligible for the award, contact Melinda Finn.

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Accounting and Finance Foundation Sandwich year
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Anthropology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Anthropology and History Foundation Sandwich year
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Anthropology with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
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Art History Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Art History and Film Studies Foundation Sandwich year
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Astrophysics Foundation Sandwich year
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MEng
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BEng
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BSc
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BSc
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BSc
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BSc
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Childhood and Youth: Theory and Practice Foundation Sandwich year
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BSc
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BSc
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BSc
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BA
Criminology and Sociology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Drama and English Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Drama and Film Studies Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Drama with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Drama, Theatre and Performance Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Ecology, Conservation and Environment Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Ecology, Conservation and Environment Foundation Sandwich year
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Economics Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Economics Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BSc
Economics and Finance Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Economics and International Development Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Economics and International Relations Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Economics and Management Studies Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Economics and Politics Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
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English Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and Art History Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and Film Studies Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and History Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English and Media Studies Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English Language and Linguistics Foundation Sandwich year
BA
English Language and Literature Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Film Studies Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Filmmaking Foundation Sandwich year
BA
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BSc
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Finance and Business Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
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Games and Multimedia Environments Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Genetics Foundation Sandwich year
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Genetics Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Geography Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Geography Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Geography and Anthropology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Geography and International Development Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Geography and International Relations Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Geography with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and Philosophy Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and Politics Foundation Sandwich year
BA
History and Sociology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
International Business Foundation Sandwich year
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International Development Foundation Sandwich year
BA
BA
International Relations Foundation Sandwich year
BA
International Relations and Anthropology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
International Relations and Development Foundation Sandwich year
BA
International Relations and Sociology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
International Relations with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Journalism Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Law Foundation Sandwich year
LLB
Law with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
LLB
Law with Business and Management Foundation Sandwich year
LLB
Law with Criminology Foundation Sandwich year
LLB
Law with International Relations Foundation Sandwich year
LLB
Law with Media Foundation Sandwich year
LLB
Law with Politics Foundation Sandwich year
LLB
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Marketing and Management with Psychology Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
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BSc
Mathematics Foundation Sandwich year
MMath
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MMath
Mathematics with Economics Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
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BSc
Mathematics with Finance Foundation Sandwich year
MMath
Mechanical Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
MEng
Mechanical Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
Mechanical Engineering with Robotics Foundation Sandwich year
BEng
Mechanical Engineering with Robotics Foundation Sandwich year
MEng
Media and Communications Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Media Production Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Medical Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Medical Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
MSci
Music Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Music Technology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
MSci
Neuroscience with Cognitive Science Foundation Sandwich year
MSci
Neuroscience with Cognitive Science Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
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BA
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BA
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BA
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BA
Physics Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
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Physics with Astrophysics Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Physics with Astrophysics Foundation Sandwich year
MPhys
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BA
Politics and International Relations Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Politics and Philosophy Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Politics and Sociology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
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BSc
Psychology Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology with Business and Management Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology with Clinical Approaches Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology with Cognitive Science Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Criminology Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Education Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology with Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
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Sociology Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Sociology and International Development Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Sociology with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
BA
Sociology with Cultural Studies Foundation Sandwich year
BA
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BA
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