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Planned maintenance: 19 – 20 January

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 19 January and Saturday 20 January. This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply for advisers.

Please do not make any changes to applications during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 19 January
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 20 January

Please be aware that UCAS Undergraduate Apply may also become disconnected – we’re advising applicants to avoid making changes to their applications at the times listed above.

Apply for advisers will be unavailable between 06:00 – 13:00 on Saturday 20 January.

UCAS Undergraduate Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 20 January.

Supporting care leavers toolkit

This toolkit has a range of information and advice to help you support care leavers who are applying to higher education.
'How to' video for care leavers
Find out what help is available for care experienced students, and other students tell us about their experiences.
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Useful resources


Finding support

Information and advice to help you support care leavers

offa (Office for fair access): For information on the current challenges around access, success, and progression for care leavers, and insight into how universities and colleges are working to support care leavers, read offa’s care leaver briefing.  

Information and advice for your care leavers

Become – the charity for children in care and young care leavers: Direct your students to Become’s website propel. Here they’ll find general information about moving into higher education from care, alongside specific details about the support individual unis and colleges across the UK offer. Each uni or college has its own page, containing an overview of its courses and the specific support it can give care leavers. This will help them make informed choices, and make sure they're aware of all the support they're entitled to.