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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 contact our Senior Student Support Adviser, Kathryn Frith, via email ( or via phone: +44 (0)115 848 3290

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

You can also return to halls in your second and final years if you wish.

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

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Wellbeing support

There is a Student Support Adviser in each academic school who provide a main point of contact for Wellbeing matters. They can also act as your key liaison point if you need help discussing your needs with your course team.

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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.

Our support includes:

  • 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.

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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.