Welfare Adviser (Looked after Children)
01245 424500 ext 25655
The information on this page was last updated on 24 August 2018.
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 take student welfare and wellbeing very seriously at Writtle University College. Our safeguarding and wellbeing team play a key role in this, and can offer you a range of services including counselling, welfare support, international student advice/support and safeguarding (including prevent).
We are based in the main building (at the opposite end to the library) and our opening times are Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm, and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm.
If you want to get in touch, please feel free to come and see us, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 01245 424200 ext 25655.
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
Further education students: vulnerable 16-19 year olds* studying/continuing in full-time education are entitled to a £1,200 bursary funding per academic year. If you think you may be eligible for this funding, please contact the Student Finance Department.
*Vulnerable 16-19 year olds includes learners who are:
- Aged 16-17 and 'in care'.
- Aged 16-18 and leaving the care system.
- Aged 16-18 and in receipt of Income Support or Universal Credit.
- Aged 16-18 and in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.
The Care to Learn scheme is available if you are aged under 20 at the start of your further education course, to help pay for your childcare costs while you are learning.
You can get:
- £160 per child per week if you live outside London.
- £175 per child per week if you live in London.
- The childcare provider must be OFSTED registered.
Writtle University College’s higher education hardship fund provides discretionary financial assistance for students, to allow you to access and remain in higher education.
Course information from Unistats was last updated in August 2018