As a corporate parent the University of Aberdeen is fully committed to supporting Care Experienced applicants and students.
In March 2015 the University was awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark for Care Leavers in recognition of its commitment to young people in and leaving care. The University provides a range of support mechanisms and services which can be tailored to meet the needs of individual care experienced students.
Applicants with experience of care will be considered under the University's Contextualised Admissions and Access Thresholds Policy.
Support offered to Care Experienced students includes:
Accommodation: The University offers year round accommodation to students who are Care Experienced;
Financial assistance: Care experienced students are eligible to apply for a range of scholarship opportunities
Advice and Support Office: The University’s Support and Advice Office offers impartial and confidential advice and support on a range of issues, including finance, disability information and more.
For more information, download a copy of the University of Aberdeen Corporate Parenting Plan. Please note that we are currently reviewing the plan and will publish an updated Corporate Parenting Plan in due course.