Care leavers University of Greenwich

We know leaving care and entering higher education can be a real challenge. That's why we're here to support you all the way.

Care leavers

We know leaving care and entering higher education can be a real challenge. That's why we're here to support you all the way – from application right through to graduating and finding a job. Here are just some of the ways staff in our UK Recruitment team can help:

Pre-entry support

  • Support with your UCAS application, including personal statements and finance issues.
  • Enabling you to access our events such as the Care Leaver Summer School and subject-specific taster days.
  • Acting on your behalf to get support from other organisations, where needed.
  • Offering advice to improve your interview skills
  • Resolving general enquiries relating to the transition from school or college into higher education.
  • Securing other benefits available to you.
  • Support you with the cost of attending an Open Day and interview at the University of Greenwich if you're from Kent, Medway or the London Boroughs.

On course support when you register with us

  • Access to our Care Leaver Bursary (terms and conditions apply).
  • Your own undergraduate mentor to provide: a friendly ear; support and confidential advice; guidance on where to find other information; answers to questions about your study, living independently, or university life.
  • Support from our Care Leaver Coordinator, enabling you to succeed in your studies.
  • All year round accommodation – so you can live in over Christmas, Easter and summer breaks, if you like. We use some of our accommodation for events during the summer break, so you'll either live somewhere that won't be used, or move to different flat during the summer. The choice is yours.

Find out more

Care leaver financial support
Advice on living costs and budgeting, plus awards, allowances, grants and loans.

Campus accommodation
Enjoy life in high-quality accommodation near or on our main campuses.

Come to an open day 
Find out what we have to offer, and get a feel for what it's like to study here.

Programme search
Search for courses and programmes run by our world-class institutions and Schools.

Care leaver support 
If you come to university straight form a care environment, we can give you all the help you need with advice on finance, accommodation, academic life, employment and lots more.

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.