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Care Leavers

If you were looked after by a local authority during your childhood, you may be eligible for additional support from the University. We understand that not all people leaving the care system will identify as a ‘care leaver’. You may not wish to tell people this private information about yourself – and this is absolutely fine and your choice. If you do decide to see what support is available for students coming to Sheffield Hallam from care, we will respect your privacy.

To find out about the support on offer for care leavers check out our blog.

Welcome event for students who are care leavers

Wednesday 20 September, 2pm - 4pm, STEM Link Bridge Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre, City Campus

 Thursday 21 September, 10am – 12pm, STEM Link Bridge Hertha Ayrton STEM Centre, City Campus

Come along to our welcome event to meet with students in similar circumstances, get some tips on settling into University life and find out about more about the opportunities, events and support available throughout your time here.

During welcome week if you have a problem with funding, settling in, not knowing where to go for support or have a specific issue with an aspect of University life, come along to Student Support Services where one of our Student Funding and Access Support Team will be on hand to help you out.

Student Success Scholarship

Our Student Success Scholarship is dedicated to helping you succeed at Sheffield Hallam. You could receive up to a £2,000 financial award, as well as priority access to programmes designed to support your wellbeing, develop your employability and enhance your money management skills.  

How can we help you?

If you apply to Sheffield Hallam you get

You might be able to receive the Care Leaver Bursary, which gives you £1,500 for each year you're studying at Sheffield Hallam.

You may be able to apply for the Unite Foundation Scholarship, which includes free accommodation for up to three years.

Please see our Welcome Booklet for more information about support at Sheffield Hallam.

See the full range of support available.

More information

Download our guide for young people in care. It tells you about the opportunities available in all aspects of education, training, finance and qualifications.

Visit Propel for more information about the support we offer.

Visit the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers.

Download the Go Further, Go Higher booklet (PDF, 3.65MB)

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