We are committed to providing fair access, information, advice and guidance to prospective students who have spent time in local authority care.
Who is a care leaver?
The University of Reading defines a care leaver as the following:
- someone who has been in Local Authority care for 3 months since the age of 14
- is registered on a full-time undergraduate course
- is classed as a 'home' student
- is under 25 years of age at the start of their course
Confidential advice and support
If you are care-experienced, you can contact Debi Linton (firstname.lastname@example.org) confidentially for further information about applying to university in general and the extra support that we provide to care leavers at the University of Reading.
Looking for more specific information?
You will find more detailed information and contact details below for student financial support, accommodation, admissions, on-course support and our outreach activities.