University of South Wales

Lynda Jones

Lynda Jones

Care Leaver Coordinator
01443 482260
careleavers@southwales.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 8 August 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.

The University of South Wales is committed to providing support for students from or leaving care who want to go on to higher education.

We qualified for the Buttle UK Quality Mark, and we are also a member of CLASS (Care Leaver Activities and Student Support) Cymru partnership, who share best practice relating to care leavers across higher education institutions in Wales.

We can support you with finding accommodation, financial support, money management, part-time work and academic enquires. You will have a nominated contact on your campus for support.

If you are not quite sure if you qualify as a care leaver, please contact us and we can advise you further. If you are a social worker, or work on behalf of an organisation such as Barnardos, please feel free to contact us too.

We work very closely with the First Campus Partnership to encourage young care leavers into higher education. You can find more information and contact details at: www.firstcampus.org.

GO Wales at University of South Wales. If you are under 25 and in full-time higher education, GO Wales can support you in finding career-relevant work experience that fits around your studies. See www.southwales.ac.uk/gowales for more information.

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 currently provide a care leaver bursary – an application form, together with evidence of care leaver status, is required. We also provide a small award to our graduating care leavers to cover the costs of gowns and photographs.

Students can also apply to the financial hardship fund. Please note that funding allocations are subject to change, please check money.southwales.ac.uk for up-to-date information.

We can also support students with budgeting and money management advice.

284 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in October 2019

BA
Accounting And Finance Treforest Part time
BA
BA
Accounting And Finance Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Acting Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BA
BA
BEng
BEng
Aeronautical Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
MEng
Automotive Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
BEng
Automotive Engineering Treforest Part time
BEng
Biology Treforest
BSc
Biology Treforest
BSc
Business Newport Part time
BA
Business And Management Newport Sandwich year
BA
Business And Management Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Business And Management Newport Part time Sandwich year
BA
Business And Management Treforest Part time Sandwich year
BA
Business And Management Newport Part time
BA
Business And Management Treforest Part time
BA
Business Studies Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
FD
Business Studies Treforest Foundation
FD
Business Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Business Studies Treforest
HND
Business Studies Merthyr Tydfil College
HND
Chemistry Treforest
BSc
Chemistry Treforest
BSc
Chemistry Treforest
MSci
BSc
BSc
Childhood Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Childhood Studies Coleg y Cymoedd (Rhondda) Foundation
FD
Chiropractic Treforest
MChiro
Chiropractic Treforest
MChiro
Cinema Cardiff
BA
Civil Engineering Treforest
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest Part time
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest
BEng
Civil Engineering Treforest Part time
BEng
Civil Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
Civil Engineering Treforest
MEng
Civil Engineering Treforest Part time
MEng
Community Health And Well Being Treforest Foundation
FD
BA
Computer Applications Development Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Forensics Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Forensics Treforest
BSc
Computer Forensics Treforest
BSc
Computer Games Development Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
MComp
Computer Science Treforest
MComp
Computer Science Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Science Treforest
BSc
Computer Science Treforest
BSc
Computer Security Treforest
BSc
Computer Security Treforest
BSc
Computer Security Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Computing Merthyr Tydfil College
HND
Computing Merthyr Tydfil College Part time
HND
Construction Project Management Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Construction Project Management Treforest Part time
BSc
Costume Construction For Screen And Stage Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Foundation
FD
Creative Production Arts Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw)
HND
Creative Production Arts Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time
HND
Criminal Justice Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Dance Cardiff
BA
Design For Performance Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BA
Digital And Technology Solutions Treforest Part time
BSc
Digital Business Management Newport Part time
BA
Digital Photography Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Foundation
FD
Digital Photography Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
FD
Education, Learning And Development The College Ystrad Mynach Part time Foundation
FD
Electrical And Electronic Engineering Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
FD
Electrical And Electronic Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
HND
English Treforest
BA
English Treforest
BA
Fashion Design Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
Fashion Design Cardiff
BA
Fashion Marketing And Retail Design Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
BA
Fashion Promotion Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
Film Newport
BA
Film Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Finance Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Football Coaching And Performance Treforest Part time
BSc
BA
Forensic Accounting Treforest Part time
BA
BA
Forensic Accounting Treforest Sandwich year
BA
BSc
MSci
Forensic Science Treforest
MSci
Forensic Science Treforest
BSc
Forensic Science Treforest
BSc
Game Art Cardiff
BA
Games Art And Design Coleg y Cymoedd (Aberdare) Foundation
FD
Geography Treforest
BSc
Geography Treforest
BSc
Geology Treforest
BSc
Geology Treforest
BSc
Geology And Physical Geography Treforest Foundation
BSc
Graphic Communication Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
Graphic Communication Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Foundation
FD
Health And Social Care Management Treforest Part time
BSc
Health And Social Care Management Treforest Part time
BSc
History Treforest
BA
History Treforest
BA
Human Biology Treforest
BSc
Human Biology Treforest
BSc
Human Resource Management Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Human Resource Management Newport Sandwich year
BA
Illustration Cardiff
BA
Information Communication Technology Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Information Communication Technology The College Ystrad Mynach
HND
Interior Design Cardiff
BA
Interior Design Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
BA
International Event Management Treforest Part time
BA
International Wildlife Biology Treforest Foundation
BSc
Jazz Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BMus
Journalism Cardiff
BA
Law Treforest
LLB
Law Treforest Part time
LLB
Law Treforest
LLB
LLB
Law (Accelerated Route) Treforest Part time
LLB
Legal Practice (Exempting) Treforest Part time
LLB
Logistics And Supply Chain Management Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Marketing Treforest
BA
Marketing Treforest
BA
Marketing Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Mathematics Treforest
BSc
Mathematics Treforest
BSc
Mathematics Treforest
MMath
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
BEng
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
BEng
BEng
MEng
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
MEng
HND
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
HND
BSc
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
BSc
BA
Medical Sciences Treforest
BSc
Music Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BMus
Music Business Cardiff
BA
Natural History Treforest
BSc
Natural History Treforest
BSc
Natural History And Media Studies Treforest Part time
BSc
Nursing (Adult) Treforest
BN
BN
Performing Arts Cardiff
BA
BSc
BSc
MSci
Photography Cardiff
BA
Photojournalism Cardiff
BA
BSc
Psychology Treforest
BSc
Psychology Treforest Part time
BSc
Psychology Treforest
BSc
Psychology Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
BSc
Psychology With Counselling Treforest Part time
BSc
BSc
Public Health Treforest
BSc
Public Services Treforest
BA
Public Services Treforest
BA
BSc
Registered Midwife Treforest
BMid
Rugby Coaching And Development Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Foundation
FD
Rugby Coaching And Development Treforest Foundation
FD
Rugby Coaching And Performance Treforest Part time
BSc
Service Sector Management Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Social Work Newport
BSc
Sociology Treforest
BSc
Sociology Treforest
BSc
Sport And Exercise Psychology Treforest Part time
BSc
Sport And Exercise Science Treforest Part time
BSc
Sports Coaching And Development Treforest Part time
BSc
Sports Coaching And Development Treforest Foundation
FD
Sports Coaching And Development Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
BA
Stage Management And Technical Theatre Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BA
Strength And Conditioning Treforest Part time
BSc
Sustainable Construction And Surveying Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
FD
Systemic Counselling Treforest Part time
BSc
BA