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Care leavers

We want you to get the best out of your course and University experience, and additional support is available if you're a care leaver. This support also applies to students studying Bath Spa courses at Partnership Colleges.

Support available

Care Leavers' Bursary

Non-repayable bursaries of £1,000 per year are available to care leavers who are studying full-time courses at Bath Spa University. If you disclosed on UCAS that you're a care leaver, we'll send you an application form. If you didn't disclose and think you may be eligible, please contact us.

To be eligible for additional help, you usually need to be under the age of 25 and have been in Local Authority Care for three months or more since the age of 14.

You'll also be permanently resident in the UK and will be a 'home' student for tuition fee purposes. Any student who is not a 'home' student is welcome to contact us to discuss any support needs they might have.

Accommodation

We'll help you to find suitable accommodation for the duration of your course, including vacation periods if required.

Personal support and guidance

A named member member of staff within our Wellbeing Service who'll be your contact, to meet with if and when you need to.

Unite Foundation Scholarships

The Unite Foundation provides scholarships of free student accommodation to young people in the UK from care or estranged backgrounds. You may be able to receive three years of free accommodation in Unite halls of residence.

For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please get in touch or visit the Unite Foundation.

Foyer Bursary

The Foyer federation is a charity that supports young people who become homeless. Non-repayable bursaries of £1,000 per year are available to students that have been living in a Foyer before coming to Bath Spa. 

You must be studying a full-time course at Bath Spa University. You'll also be permanently resident in the UK and will be a 'home' student for tuition fee purposes. Any student who is not a 'home' student is welcome to contact us to discuss any support needs they might have.

If you think you may be eligible, please contact us.

How to get here

Contact us

You can contact Student Wellbeing Services using the details below.

Email: studentwellbeing@bathspa.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1225 876543

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