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UWE Cares

UWE Bristol actively welcomes applications from care leavers, estranged students and carers.

We understand that going to university can be tough if you have little or no family support, so our UWE Cares package of support is there to help. We are here for you as a point of contact throughout your whole time at UWE Bristol – from application to graduation.

Drop us an email at if you have questions about anything to do with coming to university. We’re here to help and support you.

Who does UWE Cares support?

UWE Cares supports UK undergraduate students who:

  • have experience of living in supported housing, local authority or foster care
  • are permanently estranged or separated from their parents, or whose parents have passed away
  • who care for an ill or disabled family member as a student carer.

How can UWE Cares help me?

We are committed to helping you succeed on your course. Our aim is to help you settle in, make the most of the many opportunities that UWE Bristol has to offer, and provide you with information and support to help overcome challenges or worries you might face.

We can help you in a number of ways, including offering pastoral and social support.

UWE Cares and other sources of support

UWE Cares student stories

Rediat Abayneh, a UWE Bristol graduate and care leaver, has made a short film explaining how UWE Cares can offer support. Watch the UWE Cares film.

"Josh" is a care leaver studying at UWE Bristol. He tells us about his childhood, his journey to university and the support he received from UWE Cares. Read Josh's story.

"Louisa" is an estranged student studying at UWE Bristol. She tells us what it was like for her growing up and how UWE Cares helped her in her transition to university life. Read Louisa's story.

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