Support for student carers, care leavers and estranged students

Information, events and opportunities to help you succeed in your studies.

Committed to helping you

We understand that going to university can be tough if you have little or no family support, so our UWE Cares package of support can help. We're here as a point of contact throughout your whole time at UWE Bristol – from application to graduation. We can help in a number of ways, including offering pastoral and social support.

We support UK undergraduate students who:

  • have experience of living in supported housing, local authority or foster care
  • are permanently estranged or separated from their parents, or whose parents have passed away
  • who care for an ill or disabled family member as a student carer.
Students working together in a booth

Get support from us

We can support you in a number of ways, from providing information and guidance to offering events, opportunities, specialist careers support, finance through our bursary and accommodation support.

Get support from us
Two people talking at a table in Onezone on Frenchay Campus

"I couldn't have stayed at uni without your support. If I feel anxious or I don't know where to turn you always help. You propel me forwards and help me see that I can do this."

Charlie, BA(Hons) Mental Health Nursing

Charlie BA(Hons) Mental Health Nursing

UWE Cares video

Our animation, made by graduate and care leaver Rediat Abayneh, explains how we can support you.