The University of Sussex

Melinda Lowing

Melinda Lowing

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

The information on this page was last updated on 4 February 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.

If you are a care-experienced student applying to 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 are studying with us.
If you tick the 'in care' box on your UCAS application, we will be in touch about this package of support.
We can house you in university-managed accommodation for 52 weeks per year for the duration of your course. You will also receive special consideration by admissions staff on results day, plus access to the following contacts:

Pre-entry, Melinda Lowing, care leavers' co-ordinator on: m.c.lowing@sussex.ac.uk or 01273 678865.
Post-enrolment, Lynn O'Meara, care leavers' adviser on: l.o-meara@sussex.ac.uk or 01273 873925.
Careers advice, Vicky Raynard, care leavers' careers adviser on: v.raynard@sussex.ac.uk or 01273 877522.

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

The University of Sussex offers financial support for care leavers in the following ways:

A care leavers' award of £3,000 cash for every year of study, plus a £500 study grant paid in your first year.
A £1,000 exit bursary upon completion of your degree.
Care leavers will get priority if applying for the university’s hardship fund.

205 courses

Course information from Unistats was last updated in August 2018

Accounting and Finance Foundation Sandwich year
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Chemistry Foundation Sandwich year
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Computing for Business and Management Foundation Sandwich year
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Computing for Digital Media Foundation Sandwich year
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Criminology Foundation Sandwich year
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Drama and English Foundation Sandwich year
Drama and Film Studies Foundation Sandwich year
Drama with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
Drama, Theatre and Performance Foundation Sandwich year
Ecology, Conservation and Environment Foundation Sandwich year
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Ecology, Conservation and Environment Foundation Sandwich year
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Economics Foundation Sandwich year
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Economics Foundation Sandwich year
Economics and Finance Foundation Sandwich year
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Economics and International Relations Foundation Sandwich year
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Economics and Politics Foundation Sandwich year
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
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Finance Foundation Sandwich year
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Games and Multimedia Environments Foundation Sandwich year
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Genetics Foundation Sandwich year
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Genetics Foundation Sandwich year
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Geography Foundation Sandwich year
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Geography Foundation Sandwich year
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Geography Foundation Sandwich year
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International Business Foundation Sandwich year
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International Development Foundation Sandwich year
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International Relations and Sociology Foundation Sandwich year
Journalism Sandwich year
Law Foundation Sandwich year
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Law with a Language Foundation Sandwich year
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Law with Business and Management Foundation Sandwich year
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Law with Criminology Foundation Sandwich year
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Law with International Relations Foundation Sandwich year
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Law with Media Foundation Sandwich year
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Law with Politics Foundation Sandwich year
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Marketing and Management Foundation Sandwich year
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Mathematics Foundation Sandwich year
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Mathematics with Economics Foundation Sandwich year
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Mathematics with Economics Foundation Sandwich year
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Mathematics with Finance Foundation Sandwich year
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Mathematics with Finance Foundation Sandwich year
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Mechanical Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
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Mechanical Engineering Foundation Sandwich year
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Media and Communications Foundation Sandwich year
Media and Cultural Studies Foundation Sandwich year
Media Production Foundation Sandwich year
Medical Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
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Medical Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
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Music Sandwich year
Music Technology Sandwich year
Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
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Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
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Neuroscience with Cognitive Science Foundation Sandwich year
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Neuroscience with Cognitive Science Foundation Sandwich year
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Philosophy Foundation Sandwich year
Philosophy and English Foundation Sandwich year
Philosophy and Sociology Foundation Sandwich year
Physics Foundation Sandwich year
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Physics Foundation Sandwich year
BSc Unistats
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Physics with Astrophysics Foundation Sandwich year
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Physics with Astrophysics Foundation Sandwich year
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Politics Sandwich year
Politics and Philosophy Foundation Sandwich year
Politics and Sociology Sandwich year
Product Design Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Business and Management Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Clinical Approaches Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Cognitive Science Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Criminology Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Economics Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Education Foundation Sandwich year
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Psychology with Neuroscience Foundation Sandwich year
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Social Work Sandwich year
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Zoology Foundation Sandwich year
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