Aberystwyth University

Widening Participation Co-ordinator

Widening Participation Co-ordinator
01970 622065
enqstaff@aber.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 29 August 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

Aber Uni has had a 'named person' for care leavers since 2008, with lots of experience working with young people in this situation from years 5/6 of primary through to graduation and beyond.

Widening Participation staff focus on pre-entry, and then work closely with other colleagues for support during your time at Aberystwyth University. That means that care leavers (and other linked groups) are a priority for a number of programmes, although we don't specifically run 'care leaver' only events unless requested to do so.  Most young people seem to prefer a mix – just like the rest of the student population.

Care leavers are guaranteed 365-day accommodation for all three or four years here – this won't necessarily be in the same room the whole time though!

The welfare officer in the student union can also provide impartial advice and support. You can contact: union.advice@aber.ac.uk or 01970 621700 in the first instance, or see their webpages at: www.abersu.co.uk/advice/.

We held the Buttle UK Quality Mark (for six years) until its end; we also take a leading role in CLASS Cymru – a Welsh group of all universities and most further education colleges in Wales who share best practice and meet regularly, coordinating work across the nation.

Support we offer

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  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

There is lots of support for care leavers (and others, including young carers and those who are 'estranged' or 'unsupported'), and our dedicated support team will be happy to talk to you about that, either before or during application, or on arrival at Aberystwyth.

There is an accommodation starter pack, and a care leaver 'bursary' (not related to any other funding), which you can apply for if eligible – it's a simple form that we can complete over a coffee and a chat, and also needs a letter from a social worker, youth support worker, Pathway Plan adviser, leaving care worker or whoever a care leaver has who supports them in this way. This needs to be completed by 31st October in the first year (although we can look at late applications if needed).

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Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in October 2019

BSc
Agriculture Aberystwyth Foundation
FdSc
Agriculture Aberystwyth
BSc
BSc
Agriculture (with integrated year in industry) Aberystwyth Foundation Sandwich year
FdSc
Animal Behaviour Aberystwyth
BSc
Animal Behaviour (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Animal Science Aberystwyth
BSc
Animal Science (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Art History Aberystwyth
BA
BA
Astrophysics Aberystwyth
BSc
Astrophysics Aberystwyth
MPhys
Astrophysics (includes year zero) Aberystwyth Foundation
BSc
Astudiaethau Celtaidd Aberystwyth
BA
Biochemistry Aberystwyth
BSc
Biochemistry Aberystwyth
MBiol
Biochemistry (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Biology Aberystwyth
BSc
Biology Aberystwyth
MBiol
Biology (includes foundation year) Aberystwyth Foundation
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Biology (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
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Business & Management Aberystwyth
BSc
Business and Management / Spanish Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Business Economics Aberystwyth
BSc
Business Finance Aberystwyth
BSc
Business Law Aberystwyth
LLB
Celtic Studies Aberystwyth
BA
Childhood Studies Aberystwyth
BA
Computer Science Aberystwyth
BSc
Computer Science Aberystwyth
MComp
MComp
BSc
Creative Arts Aberystwyth
BA
Creative Writing Aberystwyth
BA
Criminal Law Aberystwyth
LLB
Criminology Aberystwyth
BSc
BSc
Cymraeg / Spanish Aberystwyth
BA
BA
Cymraeg a Hanes Aberystwyth
BA
Cymraeg a Hanes Cymru Aberystwyth
BA
Cymraeg Proffesiynol Aberystwyth
BA
Cymraeg/Education Aberystwyth
BA
Cymraeg/Mathematics Aberystwyth
BA
Daearyddiaeth Aberystwyth
BSc
Daearyddiaeth a Hanes Aberystwyth
BA
Data Science Aberystwyth
BSc
BSc
BA
Ecology Aberystwyth
BSc
Ecology (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Economics Aberystwyth
BSc
Education Aberystwyth
BA
Education / Fine Art Aberystwyth
BA
BA
BA
Education/Mathematics Aberystwyth
BSc
Engineering Physics Aberystwyth
BEng
BEng
English Literature Aberystwyth
BA
BSc
Environmental Science Aberystwyth
BSc
Equine Science Aberystwyth
BSc
Equine Science (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Equine Studies Aberystwyth Foundation
FdSc
European Law Aberystwyth
LLB
BA
Film-making Aberystwyth
BA
Financial Mathematics Aberystwyth
BSc
Fine Art Aberystwyth
BA
BA
Fine Art/Art History Aberystwyth
BA
French Aberystwyth
BA
French / History Aberystwyth
BA
BA
Genetics Aberystwyth
BSc
Genetics (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
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Genetics/Biochemistry Aberystwyth
BSc
Geography Aberystwyth
BSc
BSc
German / History Aberystwyth
BA
German/French Aberystwyth
BA
Gwleidyddiaeth Aberystwyth
BA
BA
Hanes Aberystwyth
BA
Hanes a Hanes Cymru Aberystwyth
BA
Hanes a'r Cyfryngau Aberystwyth
BA
History Aberystwyth
BA
History / Spanish Aberystwyth
BA
BA
History/Education Aberystwyth
BA
BSc
BSc
Human Geography Aberystwyth
BA
Human Rights Aberystwyth
LLB
BSc
BA
Law Aberystwyth
BA
Law Aberystwyth
LLB
Law 2 YEAR Aberystwyth
LLB
Law and French Aberystwyth Sandwich year
LLB
Law and German Aberystwyth Sandwich year
LLB
Law and Spanish Aberystwyth Sandwich year
LLB
BSc
Marketing Aberystwyth
BSc
Marketing / French Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Marketing / German Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Marketing / Spanish Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Mathematics Aberystwyth
BSc
Mathematics Aberystwyth
MMath
Mathematics (with integrated year in industry) Aberystwyth Foundation Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
BSc
Mathematics/French Aberystwyth
BA
Mathematics/German Aberystwyth
BA
Mathematics/History Aberystwyth
BA
Mathematics/Physics Aberystwyth
BSc
Media and Education Aberystwyth
BA
Media and History Aberystwyth
BA
BA
Microbiology Aberystwyth
BSc
Microbiology Aberystwyth
MBiol
Microbiology (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Modern Languages Aberystwyth
BA
Physical Geography Aberystwyth
BSc
Physics Aberystwyth
BSc
Physics Aberystwyth
MPhys
Physics (with integrated year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Physics (with integrated year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
MPhys
BSc
Plant Biology Aberystwyth
BSc
Plant Biology (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Politics Aberystwyth
BA
BA
Psychology Aberystwyth
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BSc
BA
BSc
BSc
BSc
Sociology Aberystwyth
BA
MPhys
BSc
BA
Spanish/French Aberystwyth
BA
Spanish/German Aberystwyth
BA
BSc
Tourism Management Aberystwyth
BSc
Tourism Management / French Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Tourism Management / German Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
Tourism Management / Spanish Aberystwyth Sandwich year
BSc
BSc
BSc
Welsh (for Beginners) Aberystwyth
BA
Wildlife Conservation Aberystwyth
BSc
BSc
Zoology Aberystwyth
BSc
Zoology Aberystwyth
MBiol
Zoology (with year in industry) Aberystwyth Sandwich year
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