Care Leavers

At Bangor University, we place a high priority on caring for and supporting our students. We offer a comprehensive student welfare service, so as a student entering Higher Education from care or as someone advising a student from care, you can be assured that Bangor will provide you with the necessary support and information. This support is available while you’re still deciding what or where to study, continues through the university application process, and is on-going once you’ve started your course.

There is a named contact person for care leavers within the University’s Student Services, and that is the person you should turn to for help and advice at any stage of your journey into and through Higher Education.

Support for students leaving the care system

At Bangor University, we can provide the following:

  • Pre-entry guidance from our Centre for Careers and Employability, assistance with filling in your Application for Student Finance form and help and support during the university application and admissions process.
  • Peer guide support for all students to help you settle in during Welcome Week and the first few weeks of term.
  • Targeted financial support for care leavers through the University’s bursary and financial contingency funds. This means Bangor will provide you with a care leaver’s bursary of £1,000 a year, on top of any other University or state-funded bursaries and grants which you may be eligible for.
  • An integrated Student Services, offering easy access to money support, housing, disability, mental health and student counselling services.
  • Regular meetings between the named contact and students from care to identify support requirements, with liaison between University departments and external agencies where appropriate (and with the student’s express permission).
  • Guaranteed accommodation for all single first year undergraduate students and help planning and arranging your accommodation for both term and vacation time.
  • Complete confidentiality for students from a care background in respect of service provision and specific arrangements.

As a student from care, or as someone advising a care leaver, your first point of contact is: Wendy Williams, Student Money Adviser in the Student Services. Wendy can give you more details on all aspects of the University’s support provision – both prior to admission and whilst studying here.

Contact Wendy on 01248 383637 or e-mail: wendy.williams@bangor.ac.uk

 

We welcome your feedback. 

We would welcome your feedback about the service received, to enable us to develop and provide the best possible service now and in the future.

Please contact one of the following with your comments:

Name Position
Maria Lorenzini Director of Student Experience
Steph Barbaresi Head of Student Support