Information for Care Experienced Young People
If you have been in the care of a Health and Social Care Trust for more than three months of your secondary school years, Queen’s University can offer you a range of additional support.
This support is designed to ensure that your learning experience is an enjoyable one and you are able to realise the same learning opportunities as your peers.
You can contact Deirdre Lynskey to find out the support available to you. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and her telephone number is 028 9097 1567.
This leaflet also outlines the support available to care leavers at Queen's Univeristy, Belfast.
Click here for the Pathways Document.
Queen’s are introducing a new Care Leaver Bursary in the academic year 2015-16. If you would like to know if you are eligible for a Care Leaver Bursary, and also how to claim your bursary, click here.
To find out more about the financial support offered by Queen’s, click here. If you have any specific financial concerns you can contact Connie Craig, Student Financial Adviser at email@example.com.
Any prospective students that would be leaving care to live in Queen’s student accommodation in Elms, receives a guarantee of year round accommodation.
Click the link to find out more details about how to apply and who you can contact.
There are a wide range of services that are available to students when they come to Queen’s University. The Learning Development Service are there to provide support and guidance to help students develop and improve their academic skills.
Click here to can find out more about the specific types of help that they can provide.
Help when you need it
Going to university can be a challenging time for some. The Student Guidance Centre has a service focused on student wellbeing. They have an experienced team that know how to offer support and guidance to a student in any situation that they find themselves in. The Counselling Service are there for students to talk to in a confidential, non-judgemental and supportive environment about any issue that they are finding difficult.
The Queen’s Student Union also provides an Advice Centre service which has trained staff who are ready to offer advice on a wide range of issues that students may encounter.
In addition, the Widening Participation Unit arranges guided visits to Queen's for prospective students who have experience of care. If you are interested, just contact our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9097 5020.