University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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.
We are committed to supporting care experienced students, and recognise the challenges you may face when considering university. If you have any questions, please email our Care Experienced Students contact, Emily Jeffrey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Support: You'll have access to mental health support, counselling services and disability support, if required. Our Student Advice Centre also provides free, confidential 1-to-1 appointments to discuss topics such as Finance, Housing and Employment.
Contextual Offer: Care experienced students may be eligible for a contextual offer which is two grades lower than the typical offer for your course (e.g. ABB becomes BBC). This will be applied automatically if you receive an offer from Newcastle University.
PARTNERS Supported Entry: If you complete our PARTNERS scheme, you could receive an offer up to three grades lower than the typical offer (e.g. ABB becomes BCC.) More details here: www.ncl.ac.uk/partners
Before you arrive: We can offer virtual appointments to discuss your options and available support. We would usually offer a visit to university accommodation, meeting a current student and/or a campus tour- however this is currently subject to COVID-19 restrictions and university policy.
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
We offer a range of support to care experienced students. If you have experienced local authority care before entering Newcastle University, you will receive financial support of at least £2,000 per year.