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Lancaster University

Lancaster University is committed to supporting care leavers and care experienced students to progress to higher education and achieve their potential. We offer a wide range of opportunities across the lifecycle to ensure that your student experience is fulfilling, supportive and tailored to you.

If you choose to study at Lancaster University, you can access the following:

  • A contextual offer to study with us
  • One-to-one support from a designated Care Contact
  • 52 week accommodation
  • Tailored careers, employment and training opportunities
  • Social opportunities to connect with other students
  • £2000 Bursary (care leavers only): A Welcome Pack including laundry card, voucher and bedding pack (first year students); Graduation Bursary (final year students) and Graduation Package (final year students)

If you are a prospective or current student with questions relating to support for care leavers, please contact the designated Care Contact (Cathryn Fitton): transitions@lancaster.ac.uk 

The Outreach and Student Success team also offer a variety of Outreach activities to support care leavers to make an informed decision about university. To find out more about the opportunities available, please contact: outreach@lancaster.ac.uk

You can find out more about Lancaster’s pledge and commitment to support care leavers and care experienced students via the Care Leaver Covenant