Care leavers are one of the most under-represented groups in higher education. In 2020/21, just 13 per cent progressed to higher education by age 19 in England, compared to 45 per cent of all other pupils.
At the Unite Foundation we offer a unique university scholarship for students who are care leavers or estranged from their families that provides 365-day accommodation for up to three years of study.
This is our first blog in a new partnership with HEPI, in which we will explore some of the issues faced by care experienced and estranged students whilst at university. Over the coming months we want to share with change makers and leaders across the sector the ways in which you can positively impact the university experiences of these student populations.
You can read the full blog here Supporting care leavers and estranged students in higher education – HEPI