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Keele University

Keele University is committed to supporting students from a care background. We can provide a package of support to help you before you arrive, and throughout your time at university.

The Keele Outreach team offer a range of activities to support students from primary school age right the way through to college and sixth form students. We can arrange bespoke visits for young people in care as well as arranging a meeting as part of our Open Days to discuss support.

We also have a dedicated contact for care leavers studying at Keele who can offer tailored, individual and sustained support prior to arrival and throughout your time as a Keele student.

We also offer prioritised access to on campus accommodation for care leaver students which can be available all year round if required. We also offer a specific bursary for care leaver students to provide additional financial support.

Our careers team also offer a dedicated contact to support care leavers plan and prepare for life after University and offering a range of opportunities to help students to develop employability skills.

Further information and relevant contact details to discuss support available can be found on our webpages.

Quotes from our students

“The care leaver support at Keele is helpful and useful as you know there is someone you can speak to if you need them.”

“Student support are so helpful and really do put a lot of thought into help for care leavers and estranged students, which is something that has really made a difference in my university life. For example, Keele offer a number of extra support options for care leavers; such as accommodation for the whole year, activities to participate in over Christmas for those that don't have anywhere to go, and an extra bursary.”

For further information, please contact:

E: student.services@keele.ac.uk

T: 01782734481