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The University of Greenwich recognises the unique challenges faced by care leavers when they enter higher education. So we offer you support from the application stage right through to graduation and the search for employment. To maximise the chances of care leavers progressing into higher education, we:
Our Medway Campus has a designated member of staff, who can help you with:
We also provide mentors: a member of staff who provides a friendly ear and can support you in your time at the University of Greenwich. Mentors can:
We provide year-round accommodation for care leavers, which means that you can live in university residences during Christmas, Easter and summer breaks.
As we use some of our residential accommodation for events during the summer break, you can opt to either choose accommodation that will not be used and stay there during the entire year or move to different accommodation during the summer.
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We provide students with high-quality accommodation situated on or near our main campuses.
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According to The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 a care leaver is someone who has been in the care of the local authority for a period of 13 weeks or more since the age of 16.