University of South Wales

Lynda Jones

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

The information on this page was last updated on 30 October 2020.

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 Barnardo's, 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

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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 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.

312 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

BA
BA
Accounting And Finance Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Accounting And Finance Treforest Part time
BA
Accounting And Management Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Acting Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BA
BA
MEng
BEng
BEng
Aeronautical Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
Agriculture Bridgend College
HND
Analytical And Forensic Sciences Coleg Gwent (Pontypool) Foundation
FD
Animal Health And Welfare Coleg Gwent (Usk) Foundation
FD
Animal Studies Bridgend College
HND
Applied Biociences Treforest
BSc
Art Practice Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Automotive Engineering Treforest Foundation
BEng
Automotive Engineering Treforest Part time Foundation
BEng
MEng
Biology Treforest
BSc
Biology Treforest
BSc
Building Surveying Treforest Part time
BSc
Building Surveying Treforest
BSc
Building Surveying Treforest
BSc
Building Surveying Treforest Part time
BSc
Business Newport Part time
BA
Business And Management Newport Sandwich year
BA
Business And Management Newport Part time
BA
Business And Management Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Business And Management Treforest Part time
BA
Business Studies Coleg Gwent (Usk) Foundation
FD
Business Studies Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale) Foundation
FD
Business Studies Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time Foundation
FD
Business Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Part time Foundation
FD
Care Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Chemistry Treforest
MSci
Chemistry Treforest
BSc
Chemistry Treforest
BSc
BSc
BSc
Childhood Studies Coleg y Cymoedd (Rhondda) Foundation
FD
Childhood Studies Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Childhood Studies Cardiff and Vale College (Barry) Foundation
FdSc
Childhood Studies Coleg Gwent (Crosskeys) Foundation
FD
Childhood Studies Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale) Foundation
FD
Childhood Studies Bridgend College Foundation
FD
Childhood Studies Bridgend College Part time Foundation
FD
Chiropractic Treforest
MChiro
Chiropractic Treforest
MChiro
Cinema Cardiff
BA
Civil Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest
MEng
Civil Engineering Treforest Part time
MEng
Civil Engineering Treforest
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest Part time
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest
BSc
Civil Engineering Treforest
BEng
Civil Engineering Treforest Part time
BEng
Civil Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
Community Health And Well Being Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale) Foundation
FD
Community Health And Well Being Coleg Gwent (Pontypool) Foundation
FD
Community Health And Well Being Treforest Foundation
FD
BA
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
BSc
Computer Science Treforest
BSc
Computer Science Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Security Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Computer Security Treforest
BSc
Computer Security Treforest
BSc
Computing Coleg Gwent (Pontypool)
HND
Computing Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale)
HND
Computing Cardiff and Vale College (Barry) Part time
HND
Computing Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Computing Treforest
BSc
Computing Newport
BSc
Computing Newport Sandwich year
BSc
Computing Treforest
BSc
Construction Project Management Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Construction Project Management Treforest Part time
BSc
Costume Construction Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw)
BA
Creative Production Arts Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw)
HND
Creative Production Arts Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw) Part time
HND
Criminal Justice Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff) Foundation
FD
Design For Performance Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
BA
Education, Learning & Development Cardiff and Vale College (Barry) Part time Foundation
FD
Education, Learning And Development The College Ystrad Mynach Part time Foundation
FD
Electrical And Electronic Engineering Coleg Gwent (Crosskeys) Part time
HND
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
Equine Studies Bridgend College
HND
Fashion Design Cardiff
BA
Fashion Design Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
BA
Fashion Promotion Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
Film Cardiff
BA
Film Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff) Foundation
FDA
Film Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Football Coaching And Performance Treforest Part time
BSc
Forensic Accounting Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Forensic Accounting Treforest Part time
BA
BA
BA
MSci
BSc
BSc
Forensic Science Treforest
BSc
Forensic Science Treforest
BSc
Forensic Science Treforest
MSci
Game Art Cardiff
BA
Game Art and Design Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff) Foundation
FDA
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
Health & Social Care Management Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff) Foundation
FdSc
Health And Social Care Management Bridgend College Foundation
FD
Health And Social Care Management Treforest Part time
BSc
Health And Social Care Management Treforest Part time
BSc
History Treforest Part time
BA
History Treforest
BA
History Treforest
BA
Human Biology Treforest
BSc
Human Biology Treforest
BSc
Human Resource Management Newport Sandwich year
BA
Human Resource Management Treforest Sandwich year
BA
Illustration Cardiff
BA
Illustration Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale) Foundation
FD
Information Communication Technology Treforest Sandwich year
BSc
Interior Design Cardiff
BA
Interior Design Cardiff Sandwich year
BA
BSc
International Events Management Newport Sandwich year
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
Mathematics Treforest
BSc
Mathematics Treforest
BSc
BEng
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
BEng
BEng
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Sandwich year
BEng
BSc
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
BSc
MEng
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
MEng
HND
Mechanical Engineering Treforest Part time
HND
BA
Media Production Coleg Gwent (Crosskeys) Foundation
FD
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 Treforest Part time
BSc
Nursing (Adult) Treforest
BSc
Nursing (Adult) Treforest Part time
BSc
Nursing (Child) Treforest Part time
BSc
Nursing (Child) Treforest
BSc
Nursing (Learning Disabilities) Treforest Part time
BSc
Nursing (Mental Health) Treforest Part time
BSc
Performing Arts Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff) Foundation
FDA
Performing Arts Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
BSc
BSc
MSci
Photography Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff) Foundation
FDA
Photography Coleg Gwent (Crosskeys) Foundation
FD
Photography Cardiff
BA
Photography Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
Photojournalism Cardiff
BA
Popular Music Technology Bridgend College Foundation
FD
BSc
BSc
Psychology Treforest
BSc
Psychology Treforest Part time
BSc
Psychology Treforest
BSc
Psychology Bridgend College Foundation
FD
Psychology Cardiff and Vale College (Barry) Foundation
FdSc
Psychology Merthyr Tydfil College Foundation
FD
BSc
Psychology With Counselling Treforest Part time
BSc
BSc
Public and Emergency Services Coleg Gwent (Pontypool)
HND
Public and Emergency Services Cardiff and Vale College (Barry)
HND
HND
Public Services Treforest
BA
Public Services Treforest
BA
BSc
Registered Midwife Treforest
BMid
Rugby Coaching And Performance Treforest Part time
BSc
Social Work Newport
BSc
Sociology Treforest
BSc
Sociology Treforest
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 Coleg Gwent (Pontypool) 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
BA
Veterinary Nursing Coleg Gwent (Usk) Foundation
FdSc
Youth and Social Care Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff) Foundation
FDA