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Students with caring responsibilities

Many universities and colleges have initiatives or support programmes in place to help students with care responsibilities.

Students with caring responsibilities

Glyndwr University Workshop 18th March 2021 @4pm

NEWCIS Young Carers Service have organised a Zoom workshop with our local university to give young/young adult carers an insight into how they can apply their experience to university, as well as exploring what support is available!

Many universities and colleges have initiatives or support programmes in place to help students with care responsibilities.

If you are responsible for providing unpaid care to a family member, partner or friend, you may be able to receive extra support during your studies. This could include: financial help, such as a bursary, support with managing your workload and deadlines, or even help with your own health and wellbeing! It is recommend that you do your research before you apply, and contact your university as early as possible to discuss your circumstances and any support needs you may have, however small or major they may seem. Take a look at this UCAS website to explore support available along with some top tips: www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/individual-needs/students-caring-responsibilities

 “… Since telling someone at university the support that I have gained has helped so much. I wished I had said something at the beginning and do recommend disclosing this on the application as you never know the help or opportunities you can get by doing this.”

A guide to help student carers write their personal statement:

If you are a carer, you will have probably gained many additional skills and strengths that are highly valued in higher education. Caring for another person develops a range of important skills and characteristics, and thinking about these can give you a great starting point for your personal statement! Using the website below will help to identify your key strengths: www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/writing-personal-statement/carers-your-personal-statement

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