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
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.
- NTU Care Leavers and Foyer Resident Bursary: NTU awards a care leaver bursary of £1000 to help towards living costs for eligible students who start at the University in 2020
- NTU Bursaries for 2020 entry: We will be awarding a cash bursary of £750 per year to eligible full-time UK home undergraduate degree or foundation degree students who start University in 2020.
- Money management workshop: Contact us to join our Managing Money Workshop and learn how to budget at university.
- Student Finance independent status: Apply for independent student status and the amount of maintenance loan (for living costs) you are entitled to will be higher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.