At the University of York we are committed to providing the support our students need so that everyone achieves their full potential and has an exceptional and transformational experience.
Starting university can be a daunting time so we have a dedicated care leavers’ contact who will be in touch with you regularly during the few weeks before you start at York, and continuing through your first term (and beyond).
We also offer a Student Buddying Scheme where you will be matched with a second or third year student who will help you settle into university life and get the most out of your first year here.
We offer a Care Leavers' Bursary to students who meet the eligibility criteria. We also offer flexible accommodation, including 50 week lets.
If you would like to hear from one of our current students, you can watch Esther’s short digital story about her experience of coming to study at York as a Care Leaver.
The University of York Care Leaver information can be found here including more detailed information about our bursary, and all the support available to you. For any enquiries (including from prospective students), please contact our Care Leaver contact:
01904 324 140