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 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
  • 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

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

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

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