If you are leaving care to go to university, we believe you deserve a little extra support - all to help you make the right choices, get the financial help and assistance you're entitled to, and settle in really quickly.
The dedicated contacts for advising care leavers are Ann Clowes and Ben Granville who are members of the Student Guidance Team. Ann and Ben are available to help with your questions about coming to study at Staffordshire University.
There are many complex challenges that we as a University recognise you may be facing as a Care Leaver which may be different from other students. Commencing a course at University is both an exciting and challenging experience, but can also be a time of anxiety and confusion. We can offer ongoing support and impartial advice, and can signpost you to other University and external support services in order to meet your needs during this time.
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We can guide you through the UCAS application process and know exactly who to contact at the University if you need advice on finance, accommodation, learning or disability support. With your consent, we can also work alongside your Leaving Care Team to introduce you to University life and what to expect during those first few weeks on campus.
You can be confident that you will be treated as an individual and empowered to participate fully and successfully within University life.
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You are welcome to get in touch with Ann & Ben from the Student Guidance Team for an initial chat about what we do and how we can work together if you feel that would be useful.