Widening Participation

As well as providing outreach to schools and colleges across the country, the Education Liaison team can also offer bespoke guidance to students who may need additional support in order to access Higher Education.

Our Widening Participation Officer can meet with students and/or their supporters to discuss the support Edge Hill can offer, and can also arrange bespoke visits to campus. To find out more about the support we can provide for specific students, please see below.

Care Leavers

Students leaving care to enter into Higher Education may be eligible to access a variety of support both pre-entry and whilst studying on-course at Edge Hill University.

Dedicated pre-entry and on-course points of contact

The dedicated pre-entry point of contact in the Student Recruitment team can offer bespoke information and advice on accessing Higher Education and can work with students on a 1 to 1 or group basis. Our member of staff can visit students in their own educational institution, as well as organize bespoke tailored visits to the University campus to meet with current students and staff.
Additionally, after students have started at Edge Hill University, they may also wish to access guidance and support from our on-course contact in Student Services. The dedicated member of staff can help students to make the most of their time at University and complete their course successfully. Student Services can also support eligible Care Leaver students to apply for the EHU Care Leavers bursary, as well as guidance in accessing potential employability development opportunities whilst on-course.

Financial Support

Eligible Care Leaver students may also be able to access an annual bursary of £1000 for up to a maximum of three years whilst studying at Edge Hill, and may also be able access further funding from our Student Support fund.
On-course students can also apply for a grant of up to £2000 from our Student Opportunity Fund to support a career-enhancing project, initiative or opportunity that will enrich their student experience and enable them to stand out in a competitive environment.

365-day accommodation

Eligible care leaver students studying at Edge Hill University may also be able to access a room in the University Halls of Residence for 365 days a year, for the three years of their degree course.
If students do not wish to live in halls of residence on-campus, the Accommodation Team can also provide support in helping students to search for accommodation both during term time and the vacation period.

If you have questions or would like more information, please get in touch with our pre-entry point of contact, Anna Wooley, who will be happy to discuss the support available to students looking to access Higher Education.

Anna also works with educational practitioners, school/college staff and Virtual Head Teachers to offer support to students in care/about to leave care, and would welcome enquiries from anyone seeking support for their students.

Estranged Students

If you are a student who is estranged from your family, then you can access support from Edge Hill University both pre-entry and whilst on-course studying with us.

Dedicated pre-entry and on-course points of contact

Our dedicated pre-entry point of contact in the Student Recruitment team can offer bespoke information and advice on accessing Higher Education and can work with students on a 1 to 1 or group basis. Our member of staff can visit students in their own educational institution, as well as organize bespoke tailored visits to the University campus to meet with current students and staff.
Additionally, after students have started at Edge Hill University, they may also wish to access guidance and support from our on-course contact in Student Services. The dedicated member of staff can help students to make the most of their time at University and complete their course successfully. Student Services can also support students to apply for additional sources of funding support, as well as offer guidance in accessing employability development opportunities whilst on-course.

Financial Support

Eligible students studying at Edge Hill could be entitled to apply for further funding through our Student Support Fund and can access guidance and support in applying for this from our dedicated point of contact in Student Services.
On-course undergraduate and PGCE students at Edge Hill University can also apply for up to £2000 from the Student Opportunity Fund, in order to support a career-enhancing project, initiative or opportunity that will enrich their student experience and enhance their employability and transferable skills.

Accommodation

If you need any advice or guidance on finding somewhere to live while you study with us, our dedicated Accommodation Team can help. We can offer you support in applying for accommodation both on or off-campus, whether during term-time or the vacation period.

If you have questions or would like more information, please get in touch with our pre-entry point of contact, Anna Wooley, who will be happy to discuss the support available to students looking to access Higher Education.

Anna also works with educational practitioners and other school/college staff to offer support to students who may be estranged from their family, and would welcome enquiries from anyone seeking support for their students.

Young Adult Carers

Students with caring responsibilities entering into Higher Education may be eligible to access a variety of support both pre-entry and whilst studying on-course at Edge Hill University.

Dedicated points of contact

Our dedicated pre-entry point of contact in the Student Recruitment team can offer bespoke information and advice on accessing Higher Education and can work with students on a 1 to 1 or group basis. Our member of staff can visit students in their own educational institution, as well as organize bespoke tailored visits to the University campus to meet with current students and staff.
Additionally, after students have started at Edge Hill University, they may also wish to access guidance and support from our staff in Student Services. The team can help students to make the most of their time at University and complete their course successfully.

Financial Support

Eligible students studying at Edge Hill could be entitled to apply for further funding through our Student Support Fund, and can access guidance and support in applying for this from our dedicated point of contact in Student Services.
On-course undergraduate and PGCE students at Edge Hill University can also apply for up to £2000 from the Student Opportunity Fund, in order to support a career-enhancing project, initiative or opportunity that will enrich their student experience and enhance their employability and transferable skills.

If you have questions or would like more information, please get in touch with our pre-entry point of contact, Anna Wooley, who will be happy to discuss the support available to students looking to access Higher Education.

Anna also works with educational practitioners and other school/college staff to offer support to students who may have caring responsibilities, and would welcome enquiries from anyone seeking support for their students.

 

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