At the University of Sunderland, we aim to ensure that every care-experienced student is supported to achieve their full potential during their time here. We can be with you every step of the way through your student journey to provide personalised support based on your individual needs.
We understand that you might have specific questions or concerns when considering higher education. We can help with everything from accommodation, student finance, arranging social events to meet other students and having regular catch up meetings to help you stay on track. This support is available as and when you need it, from pre-application to graduation and beyond. Any contact is kept confidential, and your choices are always respected.
If you are care-experienced and either a UK full-time undergraduate student, or a student studying a full-time taught postgraduate course, then you could be eligible for the We Care Bursary of £2,000 per year, based on progression to the next level of your course.
We can provide personalised support based on your individual needs. This could include acting as a central point of contact for you throughout your studies, supporting you with any issues or concerns you might have. You can meet with us one-to-one for a coffee and a chat, or contact us via phone, email, or Microsoft Teams. We can offer support every day that the University is open.
We can also help you find accommodation for 52 weeks of the year if you arrange it in advance, provide employment support and help with academic queries such as taking time out of your course. We work closely with teams across the University who can offer further information, advice and guidance to ensure you have the best possible experience during your time with us.
We can also 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: go.sunderland.ac.uk/care-experienced. To find out more, please contact Wendy Price and the We Care Team on 0191 515 2216 or by email at email@example.com