Support for Care Leavers
Falmouth University is committed to supporting students who are under 25 and are care leavers, care experienced, or are estranged or otherwise independent of a family.
Going to university can be a big move, but we have a range of professional teams and student mentors on hand to offer whatever personalised package of support you may need.
Individual team contacts are listed below, but feel free to just get in touch with our dedicated Living Support worker on firstname.lastname@example.org and they can help you from there.
Get in touch with our Accommodation Office to discuss our accommodation support options.
Private Sector Accommodation Liaison Officer
T: 01326 253741
Help and advice
We also offer help and advice for dealing with your local authority, social services, and any other outside agencies. Please speak to the Living Support Team for help with this.
There are numerous sources of funding to help support you through your time at university.
Your leaving care team
Many local authorities support their care leavers with financial support for accommodation, travel costs, books and other essential equipment. For details about what your local authority can do for you, get in touch with your leaving care team, case worker or another contact within your local authority.
As an undergraduate student you’ll be able to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan from the government. These are the main forms of funding for all undergraduates from England. Care leavers may have to prove that you’re an ‘independent student’, so we recommend applying as soon as possible – usually in the March/April before the start of the course.
Find more details on government funding on our Undergraduate Funding page
Falmouth has a number of bursaries to support care leavers and those in similar circumstances, including the Pendennis Bursary. For information about all funding support options offered by Falmouth University contact our Student Funding Team.