The University of West London

Krishna Maroo

Outreach Team Leader
0208 231 0195

The information on this page was last updated on 18 August 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.

We are proud to have been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark for good practice and commitment to supporting young people in, and leaving, care. Support is available for looked after children and care leavers who are interested in applying to the university, as well as care leavers currently studying here, and those progressing from the university into employment.
If you are a care leaver, here are some ways we can support you:

pre-entry support: support with the application and admissions' process, including one-to-one and group information, advice and guidance sessions
finance and funding advice: aspiration and outreach events, including bespoke visits, subject-specific taster days and guide university open days
support to help you make informed choices
support for current students:
accommodation advice and support for care leavers
financial support and bursaries
placement and careers support
designated point of contact from the Welfare team, who can act as a first point of contact for any questions about your study, accommodation, finances or university life in general.

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

If you are a Care Experienced Student and come to the University of West London, you may be eligible for £1,500 to help you towards the cost of living. We prioritise Care Experienced Students when it comes to accommodation and can also support students to find private accommodation should they wish through our designated accommodation team. You will be able to apply for our discretionary hardship fund, and will receive additional support from our student services team when making your application. All of our scholarships can be found on our website