Questions about moving from care to university
How will I afford to attend Open Days or move to
If you are still in the care of your local authority they should
support you to continue your education if that is your choice. Each
Local Authority operates differently, but should have a written
policy detailing the financial support you will be entitled to
before you go and when you are at university. If you are thinking
about coming to York St John University you can contact E: email@example.com and
we can help you find out what you are entitled to.
Can I stay ‘in care’ while I study’?
Yes – many young people nowadays choose to remain in care until
they graduate, or turn 24. This means you can continue to access
the support of your Local Authority throughout your studies.
Will I be treated differently because I have been in care?
The only difference is that you will be offered additional
financial and personal support if you tell the university you have
been in care in the past 3 years. At York St John University this
includes a £1000 a year bursary, the option to stay in Halls
year-round, and a personal contact with a member of staff who can
help to guide you through university life. For more information
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