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UWS is an inclusive and accessible modern university. We are committed to ensuring that every student gets the most out of their university experience, regardless of their personal circumstances. 

We have a range of services available for students who need extra support during their studies including discretionary and childcare funds, counselling services and help with study skills to prepare for degree level study.  

We always endeavour to provide our services on a case-by-case basis, considering each student's unique circumstances and how to best meet their individual needs.

Parents

If you are a parent planning to study at UWS, childcare is going to be a major considerationIt is important that you find the right childcare provider for you and have access to any funding that you may be entitled to. 

At UWS, we do not have childcare facilities but we are in the unique position to offer childcare funding for students at all levels who demonstrate a need for this financial support. 

Details of the discretionary and childcare funds available for UWS students, along with application guidelines, can be found in the Money, Fees and Funding section of the website. It is important that you thoroughly research the funding options that are available to you before you commit to any childcare contracts. 

We understand that many students benefit from support provided by family and friends. As such, we consider both registered and unregistered childcare costs.  

More details of the support and funding available for parents studying at UWS can be found in the Money, Fees and Funding section of the website.

Carers

We provide a wide range of support for child and adult carers who plan to study at UWS, including: 

  • Funding advice and priority access to discretionary funds 
  • Counselling services to support emotional wellbeing and development 
  • Help with study skills to prepare for degree level study 
  • Careers and employability services 
  • Assistance with UCAS applications 

 

Details of the discretionary funds available for UWS students, along with application guidelines, can be found in the Money, Fees and Funding section of the website.

Care leavers

We provide a wide range of support for care leavers and looked after young people who plan to study at UWS, including: 

  • Funding advice and priority access to discretionary funds 
  • Counselling services to support emotional wellbeing and development 
  • Help with study skills to prepare for degree level study 
  • Careers and employability services 
  • Assistance with UCAS applications 

 

Details of the discretionary funds available for UWS students, along with application guidelines, can be found in the Money, Fees and Funding section of the website.

Estranged students

UWS is committed to supporting students studying without a family network, including: 

  • Bursaries for estranged students 
  • Safe, year-round accommodation 
  • Counselling services to support emotional wellbeing and development 
  • Help with study skills to prepare for degree level study 
  • Careers and employability services 
  • Assistance with UCAS applications

The Stand Alone Pledge 

The Stand Alone Pledge helps institutions to support estranged students by providing a public commitment to improving policies and increasing support for students studying without a family network. 

Silvercloud 

Silvercloud is an interactive and engaging Cognitive Behavioural Therapy tool that gives students access to online modules, including: 

  • Understanding feelings 
  • Facing your fears 
  • Spotting and challenging thoughts 
  • Managing worry 

 

It is easy to use; accessible on computers, tablets and mobile phones; and available to all UWS students.

Last updated: 07/09/2017