The University of Chester has a dedicated support package for care experienced students who study with us. This support includes:

  • Help to secure 365-day accommodation for the duration of your course 
  • A 50% discount on University owned accommodation options throughout your studies.
  • Easy access to financial help and guidance, including the University’s Bursary Scheme and the Financial Assistance Fund 
  • A link member of staff who can act as a link between the University, you, and your Local Authority 
  • Providing help to access the various services offered by the University and key members of staff within certain departments 
  • Access to support from the Careers and Employability team alongside support to apply for the Chester Employability Fund 
  • A peer mentor to help with any pre-arrival queries that you may have
  • A link member of staff to talk to if there is any personal, financial or academic issue you have concerns about

The University defines the following as eligibility criteria for the care experienced students support package:

“A young person who has been in care for at least 3 months prior to their 18th birthday. Such care could be in foster care, residential care (mainly children’s homes), or other arrangements such as a Special Guardianship Order.”

If you would like to get in touch to discuss the support that we can offer then please contact Becca Hughes at [email protected]

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