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Support for care leavers

If you have spent time in the care of your local authority or outside that of your immediate or extended family, we will provide you with pastoral and practical support to make starting university easier.

How to identify as a care leaver

When you apply to university via UCAS, you will be asked if you have spent any time in care.

If you tick ‘yes’, we will be notified.

Alternatively, you can email us

Financial support

In the first few weeks of arriving, one of our Student Financial Advisers will get in touch to arrange an informal chat.  They will check that you’re receiving all the money you’re entitled to, and offer advice on budgeting and money management.

Supporting you in your application

Many students can find the application processes complicated or stressful.
If you would like any support in completing your application, then get in touch. We will be happy to help.

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Open days

Having a University tour guide can help you to get the most out of our open days. Your guide will be able to take you to all the best spots around campus, answer any questions you have and ensure you are getting all the information you need about your course and university life.

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Accommodation

NTU offers accommodation in halls of residence over vacation periods, so that you can remain living in your halls over summer.

Also, you can return to halls in your second and final years if you wish.

If you are struggling to find the cash for your accommodation deposit, we can cover the cost until your student loan has come through.

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Academic and wellbeing support

You will have your own Student Support Advisor who you can contact for academic and wellbeing matters.

They can also act as your key liaison point if you need help contacting your course team.

Wellbeing at NTU

Careers and placement support

You will have a specialist contact within the Employability Team. Your contact will help you access career consultants, job fairs and employability workshops.

There is also employability funding for care leavers:

  • Rise work experience fund: To fund unpaid work experience for up to 4 weeks.
  • Rise sandwich placement bursary: To fund the expenses of your sandwich placement.
  • Rise progression fund: To support interview and assessment costs for final year students.
  • Placement support programme: For second year undergraduate students to boost confidence and resilience in seeking and securing placements
  • Future You Scheme: Job alerts, invitations to events, and career coaching for final year students. The scheme also offers 6-week fully paid graduate internship opportunities at NTU.
  • NTU Graduate Development Programme: 13-month job roles (£23,000 a year commencing in the summer) are based in the University professional services departments and provide tailored developmental opportunities to help you gain skills and experience.

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  • You can get in touch with us at any stage, even before you have made an application, contact us to find out more about what NTU has to offer.
  • You can also chat to current NTU students. Get honest answers about university life, accommodation and hear about current students own experiences.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418