The University of Westminster

Anne McGrath

Student Adviser/Care Leavers and Estranged
0207 911 5000 Ext: 66080
studentadvice@westminster.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 11 September 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 offer 365 days a year hall accommodation for the duration of your studies.

Care leavers are a priority for counselling, disability, academic learning and tutorial support.

We offer dedicated support as a priority for Care Leavers through our Careers team in relation to career mentoring support, internships, work placements and other job-related activities.

The university Interfaith team arranges a fun, inclusive annual Christmas meal and activity day for all students without family support. Don’t forget to tick the UCAS care leaver box to help us identify and support you fully!

We also send students termly Care Leaver Newsletters in order to keep you updated with support, information and opportunities. Anne can also liaise and coordinate support with other teams within the university.

For any financial, general advice or support during your time at university, please contact Anne McGrath on: studentadvice@westminster.ac.uk, or call 0207 911 5000 extension 66080.

For further detailed information and a link to our Information sheet for Care Leavers, please see the following link;
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/current-students/support-and-services/support-for-care-leavers

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 Westminster offers a university Care Leaver's Bursary of £750 each year for undergraduate studies. You can apply after you enrol on your course.

Care Leavers are a priority for applications to the university hardship fund – our Living Expenses Support Scheme (LESS).

We offer a separate Care Leaver Postgraduate Scholarship covering full tuition fees. We also offer a Graduation Completion Bursary for final year Care Leaver students. This is not a set amount (dependent on numbers of applications) and can be a significant sum.

We are delighted to be partners with the Unite Foundation, who offer full accommodation scholarships for nominated Care Leavers and estranged students for the duration of your course: http://www.unitefoundation.co.uk. Contact Anne McGrath at the University of Westminster for further details.

Our Financial Capability Adviser, based in Student Advice, can help with managing your money, budgeting and taking control of your finances.

Our Care Leaver Adviser, Anne McGrath, can help you with Student Finance England entitlement and liaise with your Local Authority, if required.

184 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

Accounting Marylebone Sandwich year
BSc
Animation Harrow
BA
Applied Biomedical Science Cavendish Part time
BSc
Arabic and English Language Regent Part time
BA
BA
Arabic and Linguistics Regent Part time
BA
BSc
Architecture Marylebone
BA
Biochemistry Cavendish
BSc
BSc
FdSc
Biomedical Sciences Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Sciences Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Biomedical Sciences with Foundation Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Building Surveying Marylebone Part time
BSc
Building Surveying Marylebone
BSc
Business Economics Marylebone Sandwich year
BSc
Business Information Systems Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Business Management Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Business Management (Accounting) Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Business Management (Digital Business) Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Business Management (Economics) Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Business Management (Entrepreneurship) Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Business Management (Marketing) Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Business Management with Foundation Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Chinese and English Language Regent Part time
BA
BA
Chinese and Linguistics Regent Part time
BA
Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Games Development Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Computer Network Security Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Computer Science Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science with Foundation Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Construction Management Marylebone Part time
BSc
Criminology Regent Part time
BA
Criminology Regent
BA
Data Science and Analytics Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
BA
Fashion Business Management Harrow Sandwich year
BA
Fashion Design Harrow Sandwich year
BA
Fashion Design Harrow Sandwich year
BA
Film Harrow
BA
Finance Marylebone Sandwich year
BSc
Fine Art Mixed Media Harrow Part time
BA
French and English Language Regent Part time
BA
BA
French and Linguistics Regent Part time
BA
History Regent
BA
History Regent Part time
BA
History and Politics Regent Part time
BA
Human Nutrition Cavendish
BSc
Human Resource Management Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
BA
International Business Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
International Marketing Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Journalism Harrow
BA
Law Regent Part time
LLB
Law Regent
LLB
LLB
LLB
Marketing Communications Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Marketing Management Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Medical Sciences Cavendish
BSc
Photography Harrow
BA
Politics Regent
BA
Psychology Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology and Counselling Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
Psychology and Criminology Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology with Foundation Cavendish Sandwich year
BSc
Public Relations and Advertising Harrow Sandwich year
BA
Real Estate Marylebone Part time
BSc
Real Estate Marylebone
BSc
Smart Computer Systems Cavendish Sandwich year
BEng
Smart Computer Systems with Foundation Cavendish Sandwich year
BEng
Sociology Regent
BA
Sociology Regent Part time
BA
Sociology and Criminology Regent Part time
BA
Software Engineering Cavendish Sandwich year
BEng
Software Engineering Cavendish Sandwich year
MEng
Software Engineering with Foundation Cavendish Sandwich year
BEng
Spanish and English Language Regent Part time
BA
BA
Spanish and Linguistics Regent Part time
BA
Tourism Planning and Management Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Tourism with Business Marylebone Sandwich year
BA
Translation (French) Regent Part time
BA
Translation (Spanish) Regent Part time
BA