Marjon is committed to supporting students who are in or leaving care before and throughout their studies at university.
If you are leaving care or are estranged from your parents and family and making the decision to go to university you may have lots of questions, we can and will help you every step of the way.
We can provide:
*A care leaver is a young person who has been in care for a minimum of 13 weeks, some of which was after age 16; they are entitled to continuing support from their local authority until age 25.
Our Student Life Officers, Matt Hulbert and Rachel Daykin, are available to answer all your questions:
We will be in touch throughout the Summer with information updating you about everything you need to know about Marjon life. Closer to your arrival, you will receive specific emails about arrival details, upcoming events such as Fresher’s Week, clubs and societies and your academic timetable.
Our Resident Life Co-ordinators, Matt and Sophie, are available to support you from day one. Along with a team of Resident Student Assistants, they will be here to meet you on your first day. They help all students living on campus to settle in.
As well as a formal induction event, there are lots of social activities, clubs and societies you can join within your first week and throughout the year.
As well as Laura, the Care Leaver Advisor, we have a dedicated student support team who can help with finances, accommodation, employment, counselling and pastoral support. This team is available all year to listen to and support you in a way that works for you.
Every student will also have a Personal Development Tutor (PDT) allocated to them on the course. They will provide you with academic support and guidance.
Throughout the year care leavers, care experienced, and estranged students have the opportunity to meet up and socialise. Some examples have been a pizza evening or daytime coffee catch up.
Marjon is committed to providing advice, guidance and support to students who are in or leaving care before and throughout their higher education studies and as such are members of the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL).
When you graduate, you will have unlimited access to the our careers service (Marjon Futures). The team can help you develop your CV, application and interviews skills, and offer life changing opportunities such as a summer at Camp America, to help you get your dream job!