As part of our outreach programme, we encourage care leavers to attend our events and we provide a travel bursary to Open and Applicant days. We have also launched a new online Outreach hub where students can interact with student ambassadors, access new academic content and hone their study skills. If you would like to know more about the activities we run for care leavers please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oxford Brookes are committed to supporting care experienced students and offer a wide-ranging support package from access to graduation including:
- A contextual offer (reduction in grade requirements)
- A bursary of £2,000
- A named contact
- Academic support
- Health and wellbeing services including student advice and counselling
- Guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence for 52 weeks
All applicants who disclose they are a care leaver on their UCAS application form will be contacted in the summer months to discuss their support needs and their eligibility for the transition from care bursary. A named contact will support and signpost care experienced students to other support available throughout their time at Oxford Brookes.
For further details of the support available and eligibility criteria please visit our care leavers webpages.