Case study

Support for Care Leavers at the University of Sunderland

28 Nov 2013

For care experienced students, the University of Sunderland provides a range of support mechanisms which recognise the challenges care leavers may face. These include offering help moving in and a ‘Welcome’ food voucher to spend on essentials, offering guaranteed accommodation for 52 weeks or the option to have belongings stored at no cost during holiday periods, sending birthday and greetings cards, acting as guarantor for students wanting to live in private accommodation providing support through a dedicated support team and a graduation package including cost of gown hire and photos.

The University of Sunderland holds the Buttle Trust Quality Mark, an exemplary standard for the work it does with care leavers and recently extended the support and scholarships offered to care leavers wishing to embark on postgraduate courses.