We have a dedicated contact person for care experienced* students – Wendy Price. Wendy and her small team work with each student to provide a confidential bespoke support plan to help them achieve their full potential during their time with us. Information about the support we offer can be found on our webpages www.sunderland.ac.uk/careleavers

 

Each student will be offered an induction meeting to confirm that they have accommodation, student finance and other support confirmed. We can liaise with your Local Authority if you want us to. We can also let you know if you could be eligible to receive the We Care Scholarship of £2,000 per year. Please contact care.contact@sunderland.ac.uk to find out more or call 0191 515 2216.

 

* Care experienced means any student who has spent 13 weeks or more in the care of the local authority (i.e. foster care or residential children’s home) between their 14th and 16th birthday, were privately fostered until the age of 16 or who were ‘looked after’ until they were subject of a Special Guardianship Order. For more details please see https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/help/student-support/care-leavers/care-experienced-student/.