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Care leavers

Leeds Trinity University > Care leavers


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leeds Trinity University wants every individual to be able to go to university. We get to see our graduates go on to life-changing opportunities and face new challenges head-on. Our additional support for young people helps care leavers that are considering university as the next step. ​

Help and support

Leeds Trinity's Student Recruitment team offer care leavers an enhanced package of advice and guidance throughout the admissions process and while studying with us. Leeds Trinity University offers:

To help us make sure that you receive the support you are entitled to, including the Care Leaver's Bursary, please select 'yes' to the 'Have you been in care?' question on your UCAS application.

Fees and funding for 2019-20

Care Leaver's Bursary

Leeds Trinity offers a Care Leavers Bursary of £1,000 per year for all of our undergraduate courses​. To qualify you must meet the following criteria:

  • be a UK or EU student on a full-time or sandwich course
  • be paying the tuition fees yourself or with the help of a sponsor
  • have a former relevant care leaver status according to the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000
  • be aged 25 or under at the time of your course enrolment
  • be receiving a full maintenance support package in the relevant academic year

If you have said 'yes' to the 'Have you been in care?' question on your UCAS application, a factsheet and application form for the Care Leaver's Bursary will be sent out to you automatically.

Care Leaver students should apply for Student Finance through their relevant Student Finance body such as Student Finance England.

Leeds Trinity Bursary​

​​​​​​You may be eligible for a Leeds Trinity Bursary. The Leeds Trinity Bursary is a cash award of £1,000 for the second year for all eligible students with a household income of £25,000 or less.

More details are available from Student Finance​

Contact us

You can always contact our Care Leaver Co-ordinator Gillian Elvidge with questions and enquiries on +44 (0) 113 283 7186 or email