New version published 2014
Choosing which university to go to is an important and potentially difficult decision for all young people. They have to think about what course to do, which part of the country to go to and where they will live.
It can be an even greater struggle for care leavers who face additional questions about who will help them with the cost, what support they will get and where they will live during vacations.
The Who Cares? Trust has made these decisions a bit easier by publishing The H.E Handbook for Care Leavers - a guide which sets out exactly what universities and colleges across England and Scotland offer care-experienced students.
The guide contains information on over 140 institutions, including:
There is also an overview of student funding in both the England and Scotland editions, as well as a helpful Jargon Buster to help students find what they're looking for.
This essential resource is available free of charge - simply click on the links below to download the guides to institutions in England and Scotland:
NB: There is a guide for Welsh universities available from the Reaching Wider project.
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