IncludingMe activities are open to a diverse range of students. Visit UEA to gain information, experiences, and confidence about your pathway to higher education.

Who is IncludingMe For?

We welcome a large range of learners at our IncludingMe activities:

  • Students with experience of living in local authority care
  • Students balancing studies with caring responsibilities for a family member
  • Students who are estranged from parents (meaning have not had contact with any living parent for a significant period, usually 12 months or more)
  • Students who are a refugee, or seeking asylum in the UK (United Kingdom)
  • Students with a long-term health condition, a disability of any kind, experience of mental health concerns, or a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, or AD(H)D
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, or Traveller communities

 

Support with your university application

Our friendly Outreach team works across high schools, sixth forms and colleges in Norfolk and north Suffolk to provide information and help with university applications. If you’d like to chat about your UCAS application, your personal statement, applying for student finance, or anything else about your journey to Higher Education, email us at includingme@uea.ac.uk.

UEA campus visits

We welcome as many groups and individuals as possible to experience our wonderful campus and meet current students. To organise a visit, feel free to contact the team at includingme@uea.ac.uk to discuss arranging a visit.

We can even sort your travel arrangements and costs for you, check out our Travel Fund here.

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Student shadowing

Suitable for: students aged 16+

You can arrange an individual visit to campus, organised just for your needs and interests. This is a great opportunity to meet a current student, take a guided tour of campus, and chat about any questions or concerns about university. 

Students may bring a friend, family member or guardian, or a support worker.

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Group visits

If you are part of a support group or youth group and would like to visit UEA during term time or the school holidays, please contact the team at includingme@uea.ac.uk.

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Get in touch

We are very happy to discuss individual requirements ahead of a campus visit and we would like to encourage you to contact us. Family members, school staff, and other professionals are welcome to get in touch too.

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Students with experience of local authority care

We have more information for care-experienced & estranged students here and support at UEA for students studying with limited family support. Check out our profile on Propel for a quick overview of all the support available to students with care experience. 

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Young carers and young adult carers

We offer activities for young carers and young adult carers.

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We offer advice for students considering joining UEA.

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Students with experience of family estrangement

We created a helpful guide for applying to university without family support.

Guide for Independent Students

Stand Alone is an independent charity offering advice and information for anyone affected by family estrangement, including students progressing into Higher Education.

Visit Stand Alone

Our specific care-experienced & estranged students webpage details support at UEA for students studying with limited family support.

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Refugees and students seeking asylum

UEA is a University of Sanctuary, which means we show an ongoing commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and aware community on campus. Explore our Sanctuary activities and funding, including Sanctuary Scholarships. Visit the website for more information:

UEA Sanctuary

 

Students with disabilities, mental health concerns, and SpLDs (specific learning difficulties)

Universities offer specialist support and advice to help students get the most out of their studies. Talk to your University’s disability or student support teams to find out what is available to you. Check out UEA’s student support teams here.

UEA Student Support

We also offer Disabled Students Allowances, check out our straightforward guide to give you the information you need about eligibility and how to apply.

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We don't let the cost of travelling to UEA stop students from attending events, activities, Open Days and more. Students can apply for our Travel Fund for help with transport arrangements.

Travel Fund

Bursaries

UEA offers three bursaries for eligible students.  Bursaries are non-repayable (free money!). The full details, including eligibility criteria, can be found on UEA’s bursaries page.

Students are assessed automatically for our bursaries using information provided by Student Finance England, so this means students will not need to apply for this funding.

UEA Bursaries

Scholarships

Scholarships may be awarded based on academic excellence, personal circumstances, and achievements outside of studies. The amount awarded may vary. Some require a separate application form to be completed for consideration, whereas others automatically consider applicants who have already been offered a place on their course.

Scholarships Finder

UEA’s Hardship Fund

UEA also offers a Hardship Fund to students with financial concerns which may affect their studies or ability to attend university. Students studying at UEA can contact our Student Finance Advisers, who will provide practical, non-judgemental, and confidential advice. 

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We are keen to work with foster carers, social workers, teachers, advisers, and other stakeholders, and can take part in professional development conferences, workshops, and training days. 

To enquire, please contact the team at includingme@uea.ac.uk

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