Melissa Page is a Higher Education Guidance Officer in the Transitions Team at De Montfort University. She is the designated contact person for students coming from local authority care, as well as estranged students and student carers. Melissa has worked as a Guidance Officer for a number of years and organises university experience days for young people in care and training for care professionals. She works closely with local authorities to deliver events and develop opportunities for young people to engage in educational opportunities. Care leavers at DMU are encouraged to take up the offer to work at these events to share their experiences and motivate other young people and professionals to regard higher education as an achievable aim for care leavers.
Melissa is part of a team that provides advice and guidance to care leavers and their support workers on issues relating to finance, accommodation, support at university and moving on after graduation.