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Care Experienced Young People

The key contacts for care experienced students are Julie-Ann Hamilton and Sinead O'Kane. 

If you have any queries about support available within the University, would like to discuss your approach to your studies, or should any difficulties arise during your time as a student, please email Julie-Ann on or Sinead on

Welcome to the Care Experienced section of the website. Here you will find out about the support available to you as a student at Queen's, information on how to apply for the care experienced bursary, and our new project SUQCESS. We also recommend that you sign up for the new Transition Skills for University module that has been developed by the Learning Development Service in Queen's, with input from academic and support staff across the University. Details available below. 

If you can't find information you are looking for, please contact Julie-Ann or Sinead


Ticking the box on UCAS is the best way to let us know that you are care experienced.  Here is some information from UCAS on how this works, and why it is so important:  Students with care experience: Three reasons to tick the box | Undergraduate | UCAS


Supporting Queen's Care Experienced Students

SUQCESS Project - providing care experienced students with targeted financial assistance and academic guidance Find out more about the SUQCESS project and what it can do for you

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Care Experienced Bursary

Care Experienced Bursary criteria and application form

Care Experienced Bursary provides students who meet the criteria with £1,000 per year to support them throughout their course. Find out information on the Care Experienced Bursary along with criteria, how to apply and evidence required

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Transition Module

Transition Skills For University Module

Find out more about the new transition module here

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Support Available

Support for students who are care experienced

Find out about the support available within the University along with external supports

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Prospective Students

Information for prospective students who have experienced care

Find out more about the support available and some and information for prospective students

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