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 Welcome Event for care leavers to meet key staff and access information about financial support
  • Access to the *Care Leavers Accommodation Support Scheme which provides free accommodation for the duration of your course in selected University accommodation with access to pastoral care from Student Wardens and Halls.
  • 52 week guaranteed accommodation for the duration of the course in university accommodation 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
  • Easy access to an experienced Student Funding Officer to advise on funding available, assistance with funding applications and support throughout the course

On-course support for care leavers

  • Designated Welfare Officer to act as key contact throughout the duration of the course
  • Access to the Care Leavers Accommodation Support Scheme* which provides free accommodation for the duration of your course in selected University halls of residence with access to pastoral care from Student Wardens and Halls.
  • 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
  • Santander bursary providing free enrolment onto our Global Leaders Programme* including financial support with international trip
  • Subject to eligibility criteria Scholarships and Bursaries

Care Leaver Accommodation Scheme

For more information contact our Welfare Officers:

T: +44 (0)24 7765 8029
E: welfare.ss@coventry.ac.uk

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