"University was the first time in my life where I actually felt someone believed in me and that I was good enough to do something. Accepting my place was the best decision I ever made!"
- Care Leaver studying at the University of East Anglia
The University recognises that Looked After Children and Care Leavers face a number of significant challenges on the path to higher education. However, we are strongly committed to ensuring that this group is encouraged and supported in overcoming any difficulties.
Buttle UK Quality Mark
In August 2009, the University was awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education, in recognition of the support and encouragement we offer to Looked After Children and Care Leavers throughout the higher education life cycle.
The University welcomes Looked After Children to any of our events. We encourage children from care to come forward to be included in these activities. For more information on the activities we run, please see the links in the left hand column for young people pre- and post- 16s.
We are keen to work with foster carers, social workers, teachers and other stakeholders to create bespoke aspiration-raising events for Looked After Children. The University will cover the cost of transport and subsistence for all LAC events
We are happy to work with small groups, including providing tours and information to individual students
Visit the University campus or we can come to you
The University is committed to ensuring that Looked After Children are able to access Higher Education, and have announced a support package, which reflects this commitment. Further information can be found on our Fees and Funding pages.
If you would like to speak to us about any of the above please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on: 01603 591960.