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Support for young adult carers

As a young adult carer, you may encounter some unique challenges in the transition from a sixth form or college to higher education. At Bradford, we have a personalised package of support available to help you have a full, enriching, and enjoyable university experience.

We’re able to provide one-to-one support throughout the application process and arrange individual visits to campus to see the facilities, talk to academics, and meet current students. We can also arrange meetings with current University of Bradford students who are young adult carers themselves.

Am I "a young adult carer"?

We define a young adult carer as a young person, aged 16-25, who cares, unpaid, for a partner, relative or friend with a long-term illness or disability, mental health condition, or addiction.

We also recognise that you may have acted as a young carer, at any point and for any period of time before the age of 16, and therefore you have experience of being a young carer. If this applies to you, then please let us know, as we may still be able to provide you with additional support.

Progression Scheme

The progression scheme is designed to benefit undergraduate applicants whose personal and educational circumstances mean they could be less likely to receive an offer based on our standard entry criteria.

As part of the scheme, applicants will automatically receive a reduced offer of 8 UCAS points lower than our standard entry criteria.

Supporting your journey to university

Contact the Outreach team

The Outreach team is your named point of contact throughout your journey to university. The Outreach team is here to support you in deciding if university is right for you, and to provide advice and guidance in making your university application. The Outreach team will support you by:

  • Being your point of contact to provide individual support and information during any part of your journey to University
  • Providing one to one guidance with your UCAS application
  • Arranging individual campus visits for you to visit the University and meet our student ambassadors
  • Organising bespoke activity for you to find out more about university

If you are thinking about university, or a current applicant, please get in touch for further support.

The Outreach and Recruitment Team at the University of Bradford.