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

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If you are care experienced, our We Care Team can offer individual, bespoke support whenever you need it.

Wendy Price, We Care Team Manager, is our dedicated contact for care experienced students and is assisted by Lauren Boffey and Jess Faith. Wendy and Lauren can offer individual, bespoke support whenever you need it. Any contact is kept confidential and your choices are respected at all times.

We can assist on a wide range of issues including:

  • Guaranteed accommodation 52 weeks a year
  • Student finance and funding
  • Employment and part-time work
  • Academic queries such as taking time out of your course
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Accessing the ‘We Care’ bursary of £2,000 for each year of study

If you have any questions about studying at the University of Sunderland, or the support available, please contact the team on 0191 515 2216 or email care.contact@sunderland.ac.uk.

98.4% of students who received support from the We Care Team* rate our support as good or very good.

*Data from 60 respondents to University of Sunderland We Care Survey 2021.

A member of staff smilingLauren Boffey

Wendy Price (left), Lauren Boffey (right)

Published: 17 December 2021