Care leavers, what support we offer: Leeds Trinity University

We take pride at Leeds Trinity University in the increase of care-experienced students attending and ensure we have a dedicated package of support to enhance their educational journey. We recognise the challenges these students face in accessing Higher Education and are committed to providing comprehensive support. Our goal is not only support their entry into Higher Education but also to empower them to thrive in their chosen career paths.

Our support package is detailed below.

Named contact

Applicants can contact our named contact for support with applying to Higher Education and help with the transition, including personal statements, UCAS applications, campus tours, and meeting academic and support staff.

Students in receipt of our Estranged Students Bursary are allocated a named contact within our Student Support Team upon registration. The Student Support Team can be contacted at

We provide applicants and students with bespoke advice and support with the student finance process, our Estranged Students Bursary application and planning their budget for university from our Money Advice Team, who can be contacted on

Finance support

The Leeds Trinity Estranged Students Bursary provides eligible students with £1,000 financial support every year of their undergraduate course and a welcome voucher (up to £50) for university essentials. Undergraduate and Foundation Finance for UK Students – Leeds Trinity University

Estranged students are a priority group for the University Hardship Fund.

Accommodation support

Estranged students are offered 365 day accommodation in our university owned halls of residence. Support is available with house hunting. Estranged applicants struggling to secure the deposit for Leeds Trinity Halls of Residence can chat to our Money Advice Team about support available (

Wellbeing support

Whether a student is noticing past distress returning, or experiencing emotional difficulties for the first time, our team of qualified and experienced Counsellors, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and Wellbeing practitioners can provide them with the support and space they need to explore and understand their difficulties – no matter how big or small they are Mental health and wellbeing – Leeds Trinity University

Outreach support

We aim to raise awareness among our schools and colleges contacts of the support we provide to estranged students and applicants. Our Schools and Colleges Engagement Team and the Office for Institutional Equity do a lot of activity with children and young people who are care-experienced / estranged to help raise their aspirations of entering Higher Education.

Employability / employment support

From day one, our Careers and Placements team will offer students a variety of services to help them become as employable as possible by the time they graduate.

Guiding them through the professional work placements they will complete as part of their degree, the team will help students plan their career, work with them on their job search and advise them on future study options.

Whether students start university with a clear idea of their career path, or they discover their next steps during their degree, our Career Passport is designed to help them record and showcase the employability skills developed throughout their time with us – providing them with a bank of evidence to use for job applications and interviews. Careers and employability – Leeds Trinity University

Further information

For more information please look at Care Leavers – Study – Leeds Trinity University

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