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Care Experienced Students

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Young people who are Care Experienced

The information on this webpage is for young people who are thinking of applying to Warwick as an Undergraduate student and are care experienced. A definition of what this means is included below.

If you are an independent because you are a care leaver or are estranged from your parents, there is more information about the support available to you on the following webpages:

Contact us

Emily Cannon

Widening Participation Lifecycle Officer


Emily Cannon

Support for Care Experienced Students at the University

Warwick offers a wide range of pastoral, academic and financial support for students who come to study here. We have a named contact at the University (Emily Cannon) for young people who are care experienced so that you have a single point of contact to help you with any questions or queries before you get here.

Emily, and the Widening Participation Lifecycle Team, can offer support to help you navigate through the various stages of applying to Warwick and explain how you can share more information about your care experienced status with us.

And don’t worry, we will only share your information with those who need to know, and who you agree should be informed.

Applying to Warwick as a Care Experienced Student in 2024?

Take a look at our handout for Care Experienced students:

Read about the support available and find links to support networks in the tabs below.

Care experienced: this means that you have been looked after for at least 3 months at any point in your childhood. This care may have been provided in many different settings, including:

  • Living with foster carers
  • Living in a residential children's home
  • Being looked after at home under a supervision order
  • Living with relatives under a guardianship agreement

If you were in the care of your local authority for at least 13 weeks at any time since the age of 14, and were in care on your 16th birthday, please take a look at our webpage for Care LeaversLink opens in a new window too.

Useful links:
If you are from a care experienced background, we hope this information has been useful for you, but please email us at if you or your supporters have any questions.