We understand that being a carer, a care experienced student or an estranged student can have a big impact on your life and studies.
Our named contact for these students is Alison Hillis Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you make the transition to university and get the most out of your time during your studies we provide a wide range of support and these include:
UWS care experienced students have recently set up a SAUWS group which offers friendship, support and information on what is going on at UWS and wider afield. To contact the group email email@example.com
There have recently been some videos produced by the group answering some questions about what it is like to be care experienced and studying at university which you can find at https://uws.mydaycloud.com
UWS is committed to supporting estranged students at UWS. The University has taken The Stand Alone Pledge which helps institutions to support estranged students by providing a public commitment to improving policies and increasing support for students studying without a family network. If you are thinking of studying/or currently studying at UWS estranged from your family and would like to know what additional support might be available or for further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many commitments that students who are caring unpaid for a member of their family, friend who is ill, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. UWS is currently working towards the Aim Higher Award for Student Carers though the Carers Trust Scotland.
UWS is committed to supporting care experienced students. To meet this commitment, we have developed a wide range of support services to ensure that all students fulfil their potential, achieve their goals and enjoy their time at UWS. We have a strong tradition of working with care experienced applicants and students and this commitment is embedded in all of our provision. This is a strategic priority for UWS and we will continue to work in partnership both internally and externally with other Corporate Parents to provide support so that our care experienced students will have a positive experience at UWS from pre-entry to after graduation.