There is lots of support for care leavers in higher education, but the key thing is unis need to know you’re coming from a care background. To make this critical first step happen you need to tick the box in the care questions on your UCAS application. Here are the three key reasons you should tick the box:
- So admissions staff at the universities and colleges you are applying to can consider your achievements and potential in context.
- So that your chosen universities and colleges can let you know what additional support you are entitled to, this will make sure you’re fully supported
- The information is confidential – they’ll only share this information with those who need to know, and who you agree should be informed.
For more information on the support that’s available visit our care leavers page.