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Support for Care Experienced students

If you are a Care Leaver or Care Experienced, the Student Success Team is here to support you.

The Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 defines a Care Leaver as someone who has been in the care of the Local Authority for a period of 13 weeks or more spanning their 16th birthday. The University of Hertfordshire (UH) uses this definition to assess eligibility for Care Leaver support which includes a financial bursary. 

Care Experienced: The term Care Experienced is a broader definition which refers to anyone who has experience of being in care before the age of 16. 

 What can we offer you? 

The Student Success team are dedicated to supporting you to be successful throughout your journey at Herts and beyond. 

 If you are a confirmed home status, undergraduate Care Leaver, you will have access to 

  • Personalised support – including a dedicated point of contact, individual advice and guidance, and access to 1-1 coaching  
  • Financial support – including a bursary worth £1800 per year of undergraduate study  
  • Accommodation – access to year-round accommodation  
  • Opportunities – including the Go Herts Award and part-time work opportunities  

 Care Experienced students will also have access to the above opportunities as well as support from the Student Success team including short-term financial assistance and access to coaching. 

Find out more on our website: https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/our-students/widening-access-and-student-success/student-success/students-we-support/care-experienced-students  

 Contact the Student Success team 

If you'd like more information or to have a chat about how we can support you please email our dedicated inbox careexperience@herts.ac.uk  

 

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Student Success Team

Centre for Learning, Access and Student Success (CLASS)

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