If you are a Virtual Head/Teacher, LAC Care Team, or charitable organisation and would like to know more about applying and studying at UCL and/or would like to arrange an activity for your students please contact:

Lisa Schappert
E: l.schappert@ucl.ac.uk
T: 020 7679 1365

Looked after children/care leavers

UCL recognises that when applying and entering higher education young people in care can face particular difficulties that their peers are less likely to experience.

We are committed to supporting young people in care and care leavers and encourage students to apply to study at UCL and to access our Pre-16 and Post-16 Programmes.

Looked After Children & Care Leavers' University Day: Applications Now Open

UCL will be hosting a Looked After Children & Care Leavers’ University Day on Saturday June 27th from 10.00am-3.30pm.

Download the University Day Poster

The event is for care-leavers and looked after students in years 9-12 with sessions including:

•    An introduction to university and university life

•    GCSEs, A level choices and study skills (year 9/10s)

•    UCAS, university fees and finance skills (Year 11/12s)

•    A hands on taste of university

•    University courses and a campus tour

•    Career options and pathways

This event is for young people in care and care leavers, who are welcome to bring their friends, guardians/carers, Virtual Teachers and social workers. The event is free and includes lunch. 

Applications are now open! Please submit your online application form: http://www.tfaforms.com/371760

If you would like more information please contact Clare James (clare.james@ucl.ac.uk, 02076795758) or Farhana Ghaffar (f.ghaffar@ucl.ac.uk, 02076792035)

We are happy to arrange a visit to the UCL campus for care leavers or we can arrange to talk to about various aspects of university to groups off campus. If you are interested in arranging this please get in touch.

There are other opportunities for Year 12 students to see and experience UCL this summer.  Please go to our Upcoming Events page where you will find further details and online application form for our masterclasses, taster days and Gateways Conferences. 

UCL is dedicated to supporting care leavers and in 2009, we were awarded the ‘Committed to Care Leavers’ Quality Mark by the Frank Buttle Trust for our commitment to young people in and leaving care.