At the University of York we are committed to providing the support our students need so that everyone achieves their full potential and has an exceptional and transformational experience.
The information on the tabs below details the support we offer to care leavers studying at York, how to access this and who to contact at the University if you're a care leaver.
If you are a prospective student please visit the following pages for information on the pre-entry support we offer to Care Leavers:
If you answered 'yes' to the question on your UCAS form that asked if you have ever been in care, UCAS will have let us know and following this you should have received an email from us. If you are a care leaver and for whatever reason did not answer ‘yes’ when asked on the UCAS form you can still access support, you just need to get in touch with our care leavers’ contact.
There is plenty of dedicated support available at the University to help support you during your time here. This includes:
We will look at the information provided in your Student Finance England application and if you meet ALL of the above criteria Nicola Browne, the Student Support Co-ordinator, will be in touch in the first week of term to arrange a time to meet with you. At this meeting Nicola will discuss with you how you would like your bursary to be paid (towards your accommodation costs; towards your tuition fees or in cash) as well as having a general chat with you about University life. We will aim to pay the first instalment of your bursary by the end of November.
If you find yourself in unexpected financial difficulty while you are studying we can tell you about hardship and emergency funding. If you decide to apply for this, as a care leaver, you will be prioritised for an award.
Please note, we can also offer some support to care leavers studying at York who are from outside the UK. Please get in touch with our care leavers’ contact for more information.
Nicola Browne, the Student Support Co-ordinator at the University of York, is the key contact for care leavers. If you have indicated on your UCAS form that you are a care leaver Nicola will automatically be in touch with you. However, you can also contact Nicola at any time (even if you did not disclose your care leaver status on your UCAS application) if you have any questions or concerns relating to university life. Nicola’s contact details are:
Email address: email@example.com
Phone number: 01904 324334