The University of York

Vanessa Conman

Vanessa Conman

Access and Outreach Manager
01904 326648
outreach-independent-student@york.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 20 April 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.

At the University of York we are committed to providing the support our students need, so that everyone achieves their full potential and has an exceptional and transformational experience. There is plenty of dedicated support available for students who have spent time in care, which you can access anytime during the duration of your course. This includes:

Access and Outreach activities with care experienced students considering university
Pre-application support
A contextual offer for all care experienced students - this is up to two grades below the standard offer
A guaranteed interview for any courses that interview
Support when you first arrive
Financial support
Free accommodation and flexible accommodation contracts
Support renting private sector accommodation
Study skills support
Emotional support

Fran Hornsby, our dedicated care leavers’ contact once you are here, will stay in touch with you throughout your time at York to make sure you are enjoying and getting the most out of your time at university. You can contact Fran at any time, even if you just fancy a cup of tea and a chat! For further information about any of the above, please visit our care leavers' webpage.

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

We offer an accommodation subsidy for the duration of the course. This is £130 per week and is now available for off campus accommodation as well as on campus. We also offer a care leaver bursary for students who meet the following criteria:

you are studying an Undergraduate degree course
you are a home UK student
you will be under 25 on the first day of your university course
you have care leaver status and have been assessed as a care leaver by student finance. This means you will have been in care for at least 13 weeks at any time since the age of 14 (the period of 13 weeks does not need to be all in one go). If you are unsure whether you have care leaver status you should check with your leaving care team or personal adviser; you can also get more information here.

The total value of the bursary is £3,000 in the first year, and £2,500 in subsequent years (plus £1,000 in your final term to assist with graduation and interview costs). The bursary can be used for a range of opportunities or activities. Examples include (this is not an exhaustive list): driving lessons, childcare, funding an internship, travel costs, study materials, and Students’ Union society activities.

229 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

Archaeology Sandwich year
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BEng
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MEng
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English in Education Sandwich year
BA
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BA
BA
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BA
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BSc
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BSc
BSc
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MBiol
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BSc
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BA
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BA
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BA
BA
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BA
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BSc
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LLB
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BA
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BA
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BA
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BA
Linguistics with Spanish Sandwich year
BA
BSc
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BSc
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MMath
BSc
BSc
BSc
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MEng
MEng
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MBiol
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BA
BA
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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
Nursing (Mental Health) Sandwich year
BSc
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BA
BA
BA
Physics Sandwich year
BSc
Physics Sandwich year
MPhys
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BSc
MPhys
BSc
BSc
MPhys
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MPhys
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BSc
Politics Sandwich year
BA
Psychology Sandwich year
BSc
Psychology Sandwich year
MSc
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MEng
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BA
BA
BA
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