The University of Law is committed to supporting care experienced students during their journey into higher education and throughout their studies. We realise that enrolling at university can be nerve-wracking and we’re here to support all students during transition, enrolment and right through to graduation.

We offer tailored support to any student who has spent any time in local authority care, not just those that are defined by the more restricted legal definition.

We offer outreach activities for care experienced students such as campus visits and attendance at careers events. We also offer individual campus tours for any students interested in studying at one of our campuses.

We have a contextual admissions process in place for care experienced undergraduate students. If an applicant for one of our UG courses (excluding our degrees with foundation years) either ticks the ‘care leaver’ box in the UCAS form and/or details their experience in care in their personal statement we will make them a contextual offer of one grade lower than the standard offer for that course.

The University of Law’s unique teaching model is designed to provide students with a professional, contemporary and supportive learning environment with plenty of practical, interactive engagement. That's why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

Pre-entry, students also have access to our named contact, Helena Bowring, for support and advice

Study at one of our 14 locations across the UK, online, or at one of our International campuses in Hong Kong and Berlin. All campuses are well-equipped, and are close to thriving commercial hubs, leading law firms and transport links:

The University of Law, have signed up to the Stand Alone Legacy Pledge. This demonstrates our commitment to continuing support for estranged students studying without the support of a family network. 

We are doing this as we believe that students from all backgrounds should be able to benefit from the life-changing opportunities higher education offers, and that once in higher education that everyone is able to succeed on their chosen path. 

We offer a range of support to our estranged students:

•       The first is lower grade requirements, called a contextual offer. Estranged students would need to achieve DDD at A Level or equivalent. We offer this as we understand that personal circumstances may have an impact on grades at school or college and that grades may not reflect someone’s true potential. This applies to all our undergraduate courses (excluding our foundation degrees and apprenticeships).

•       We provide estranged students with a named contact to speak to at the University before they join us and during their studies. Students are also invited to visit their chosen campus for a personalised 1-2-1 experience.

•       Estranged students are contacted by their campus Wellbeing Advisor within the first month of their course start date, who can also signpost to study skills, the library, disability and inclusion services and can refer to our Employability Service within 6 weeks of their course start date. Students can also access this service before they start their course.

•       We don’t have our own halls of residence at the University, but our accommodation team provide support in seeking accommodation for 52 weeks of the year.

•       We also provide a bursary of £2000 per progressive academic year for full-time students (if you are eligible for the full package of maintenance support from Student Finance England (or equivalent for Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland) only) 

•       Students can access advice from the money and housing team about student finance and budgeting in addition to a contribution towards graduation costs.

If you are an estranged student, we encourage you to select the UCAS tick box to indicate your circumstances. You can also put this information in your personal statement or have your applicant referee include this in your reference. 

You can also find out more about our full offer on our Propel page

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