City Cares is City’s dedicated, comprehensive programme of support for care-experienced, young adult carers, young, estranged students and asylum seekers. We are committed to providing financial*, pastoral, and educational support, for every student in the City Cares community.
Whoever came up with the idea of City Cares is amazing. I never thought anyone would understand my situation! - Second year Psychology student on the City Cares programme, 2021
Providing you with the support you need
Here at City, we understand that some students need support that goes beyond exam stress and money concerns. City Cares aims to alleviate your worries by providing specialised individual support to each student.
This is just a part of your story; your circumstances don’t define you – Final year Midwifery student on the City Cares programme, 2021
How we can help
- Providing pastoral support
- Financial assistance such as bursaries, emergency funding, scholarships and fee waivers
- Accommodation advice
- Access to a Designated Member of Staff who will respond to all your queries in a timely manner
- Priority for a range of City’s services and extra-curricular activities.
I didn’t know about City Cares in my first year, my social worker told me about it in my second year, and since then, City Cares helped a lot with assignments and getting extenuating circumstances. Because I am unable to work, City Cares helped me find funding, which I am grateful for - Third year Psychology student on the City Cares programme, 2021
Find out more about of the type of support that we offer from the links below:
- Care-experienced Students
- Young Adult Carers
- Young Estranged Students
- Sanctuary Scholarship (Previously Article 26 Scholarship Scheme)
*Financial support is available to eligible students. If you are a foundation or postgraduate student, you will not be eligible for the City Cares bursary or the Sanctuary Scholarship. However, we are committed to supporting you in other ways, the best we can, so please get in touch to find out how.