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Support for care experienced students

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  1. Do you have a dedicated team to support care experienced students?

    Yes. If you are care experienced we can offer individual, bespoke support whenever you need it.

  2. What support is offered to care experienced students?

    We understand that you may have different circumstances or concerns if you are leaving care...

  3. What is the definition of a care experienced student?

    At the University of Sunderland, we have adopted the broader definition of ‘care experienced,’ as this term is inclusive of the range of care settings someone may have experienced.

  4. Am I guaranteed student accommodation?

    As a care experienced person we can ensure there is a place in student accommodation waiting for you when you start university.

  5. Can you help me move into accommodation?

    If you are a care experienced person we can help you move. We can even help to carry your boxes and take you shopping. Find out more.

  6. Where will I stay during the summer break?

    If you’re not sure where to go over summer break, don’t worry; we can help you find somewhere to stay throughout the year.

  7. Can you liaise with my support workers or parents/carers?

    With your consent, we are more than happy to speak to your Leaving Care Worker, Social Worker or parents and carers about the support you will receive at the University.

  8. Is financial support available to care experienced students?

    If you are care experienced and a UK full-time undergraduate student then you could be eligible for the We Care bursary.

  9. How do I access We Care support?

    If you have told us you are a care leaver on your UCAS application or during the enrolment we will contact you directly and confidentially. Find out more.

  10. What are NorthCLASS and NNECL?

    The Northern Care Leaver Activities and Student Support (NorthCLASS) is a network of institutions working to support Care Leavers. Find out more.