At the University of Nottingham we are committed to empowering care experienced learners.  We offer a variety of additional support, from application through to the completion of your studies. All support offered is completely optional and you can decide to opt in at any stage.

Application Stage

We provide a named contact to support you at application stage (Blake L) and invite you to a pre-entry meeting with our team, if you receive an offer to study with us.  We can reimburse your travel to this meeting and can support you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Starting University

We can offer you 365-accommodation and the option to waive the upfront deposit for accommodation booked through our university portal.  We are also part of the Unite Foundation Scholarships, with 4 scholarships available for care leavers to apply for.  For more information, visit our stronger together accommodation page
Prior to starting your course, you will be invited to Kick Start, a two-day welcome event in September to help you settle in before induction. 
Studying with us

Once at university, you will have a named contact in the Support and Wellbeing team (Elizabeth Hodgson) who can offer advice and support.   We have recently introduced a Care Experienced and Estranged bursary which is currently £1,000 per year of study and a new guarantor scheme, should you choose to live in private rental accommodation from your second year.  

If you have any questions about the support available to you as a care experienced student, please contact us via [email protected].  You can view more information about our support on our care experienced students website.  

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