At the University of Sunderland, we aim to make sure that anyone leaving care has the right support to ensure they reach their full potential at university.

We understand that you might have different circumstances or questions if you are leaving care. The University of Sunderland’s dedicated We Care Team are here to provide support to anyone who is care experienced and considering higher education. This support is available as and when needed, from pre-application through to graduation and beyond.

Our We Care Bursary provides additional financial support of £2,000 each year. We provide accommodation 365 days a year, help moving in, finding part time work, pastoral support, and regular catch ups throughout the year. We also provide named advisors throughout the university who offer information, advice, guidance and personalised support.

We provide care experienced students with a network of support through key relationships with local authorities, personal advisers, virtual schools, schools/colleges and charities. More information is available on our website: and in our Guide for Care Experienced Students here.

To find out more, please contact Wendy Price from the We Care Team at [email protected] or call 0191 515 2216.

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

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