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Care Leavers

Care Leavers

Cardiff University is committed to providing support for students from care and those leaving care who want to go on to higher education. This page provides information on the support package available to care leavers who study at Cardiff University.

We provide a package of support measures which we hope will help students to settle in, focus on their studies while they are with us and graduate successfully. The package of support is available while you’re deciding what or where to study, continues through the application process, and is ongoing once you’ve started your course. We are delighted that we have been awarded The Buttle UK Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education in recognition of our commitment. 

A university degree could help you take charge of your future by developing your skills, knowledge and confidence and open up new opportunities. Cardiff University offers a huge range of subjects, great support services and the opportunity to live independently while enjoying a varied social life in a vibrant capital city.


Meet our Key Contact for care leavers.

Einir Evans is Cardiff University’s Key Contact for care leavers. Einir can be your first point of contact should you have any concerns or issues before you arrive and while you study at Cardiff University. Einir can assist you on a range of issues such as financial support, money management, housing, employment and academic related. Einir is seen as a “problem solver” and a point of referral to other support services within and outside the University where appropriate (and with your express permission). She will be in contact with you before you start University and will be available to meet with you regularly while you are at Cardiff University, should you wish to. Whether you are a care leaver or you work with care leavers, feel free to get in contact with her. 

029 2087 4787