Information for Care Leavers

Here at Coventry University we have specific support in place for care leavers:

Outreach for Care Leavers

  • Strong links with Local Authorities in Coventry and Warwickshire
  • Excellent links with the After Care Project Team in Coventry
  • Trained Progression Ambassadors to support care leavers in schools, colleges and at the After Care Project Centre to help them access Higher Education
  • University Recruitment and Admissions visit local schools and colleges
  • University Careers Advisers support local schools and colleges with information on how to access Higher Education
  • Easy access to Open Days, summer schools and taster days supported by trained Student Ambassadors
  • Collaborative partnership with Warwick University providing information sessions specifically for care leavers

Transitional Support for Care Leavers

  • Designated Welfare Officer to act as key contact at pre-entry and throughout the duration of the course
  • Pre-entry support for all care leavers
  • Invitation to personalised Open Day tailored to the care leavers needs
  • Specific pre-induction summer school for care leavers to meet key staff and access information about financial support
  • 52 week guaranteed accommodation for the duration of the course in University halls of residence with  access to pastoral care from Student Wardens and Halls Officers  N.B. Full-time students only
  • Easy referral to specialist support within Student Services
  • Individual peer mentor support available through the transition period and throughout the first year of their course
  • Easy access to an experienced Student Funding Officer to advise on funding available, assistance with funding applications and support throughout the course

For more information contact our Welfare Officers - Sally Caine or Tracey Emery

T: 024 7765 8029
E: welfare.ss@coventry.ac.uk