We understand that making the decision to go to university can be difficult regardless of your circumstances, but if you're leaving care, the process can seem even more daunting. We're committed to supporting young people in care and care leavers to enter and succeed in higher education, and offer a range of support to make your transition to university life easier.

There are a number of external organisations that can provide you with further support, such as the Care Leavers' Association. They provide information about accessing further and higher education. Become also offers a range of information about leaving care.

Unite Foundation Scholarship

Did you know that we've joined the Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme

The Unite Foundation Scholarship offers both financial and practical support to successful students starting at BU. This includes three separate years (365 days) of free accommodation in a designated Unite Students' property (Purbeck House).  

Applications for the Unite Foundation Scholarship are now open for anyone looking to start university in September 2024.

Find out more in our scholarships section. 

See what support we offer