Supporting Student Carers
At Bangor University, we place a high priority on caring for and supporting all our students.
The University is aware that caring may have financial implications with students experiencing higher travel costs and or find themselves less able to work part time to supplement their student finance awards.
To help easy some of these financial worries Bangor University offers student carers with an annual Carers Bursary of up to £1,000 from the University’s Hardship Fund.
A Carer is Someone who looks after a member of the family, partner or friend with a physical or sensory disability, learning disability, medical condition, mental health issues or someone addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling. (Please note that these duties would be in addition to the usual caring responsibilities that a parent would have for a dependent child.)
To apply for this Bursary phone, call in or email the Money Support Unit for an application form. Return the completed form with evidence from a professional person, who is aware of the family’s situation and your caring responsibility. We will also if you were previously in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, need you to provide proof from the Department of Work & Pensions that this has now ceased.
If you are a carer who are paid a salary for your caring duties or are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance we regret that you are not eligible for this bursary.
2021/22 Student Finance
The 2021/22 student finance portals are expected to open next month - March 2021. You can apply on-line or download a paper form from one of the following website:
Bangor University produces a handbook for our current and prospective students detailing the support available as well as telephone numbers and contact details that may be of help in any emergency.
Full time student are not usually entitled to Carers Allowances and it is important that you contact your awarding office to check your future entitlement before you start your studies. For further information about eligibility visit the following Gov.uk website
For further information about our partnerships and work carried out at the University to support Carers please visit the Widening Access Centre website