The University of South Wales is committed to providing support for students from or leaving care who want to go on to higher education.
We are a member of CLASS (Care Leaver Activities and Student Support) Cymru partnership, who share best practice relating to care leavers across higher education institutions in Wales.
Support we offer in addition to USW's regular support:
To be eligible for this support students need to be under the age of 25 and the following criteria* must be evidenced;
To satisfy one of the following:
* Subject to change
Do I qualify?
If you are not quite sure if you qualify as a care leaver, please contact us and we can advise you further. If you are a social worker, or work on behalf of an organisation such as Barnardos, please feel free to contact us
Student Money Advice
The Student Money Advice Team supports students with:
Please note that funding allocations are subject to change, please check for up-to-date information.
Support to access work experience
If you are a Care Leaver, are under 25 and studying full time, the GO Wales Programme can support you in finding career-relevant work experience that fits around your studies and any other commitments. We may also be able to help you to meet travel costs, the cost of childcare, a DBS check or other costs, if this helps you to access work experience. Contact us for more information or to book an appointment.
can also contact the University’s Student Recruitment Team for further support