Care leavers – we’re here to help if you need us
We know that the journey to higher education is exciting but it can be challenging. We aim to help make the process as clear and simple as possible for you if you're a looked after young person or a care leaver considering applying to University of Plymouth.
We want to raise awareness of the range of courses and careers available, raise aspiration and motivation to attend university, provide support and signposting for potential students and those that are going through the University of Plymouth application process. We can support the transition of care experienced students into life at the University of Plymouth.
We've previously been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark in recognition of the ‘exemplary level of support’ we provide to all our students.
Are you a care-experienced student?
A care leaver is a young person who has been in the care of, or been given accommodation, by their Local Authority for a period of at least 13 weeks before the age of 16 and hasn’t reconciled with their parents between leaving care and starting their course. For further information please visit Student Finance England for the definition of a care leaver.