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Student Carers Bursary

A carer is defined as 'anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. A carer is not a parent, unless they are caring for a disabled child, nor does it include caring responsibilities as part of a voluntary placement or paid work (e.g. child/pet minding) whether inside or outside the student’s course.'

UCLan students who declare their caring responsibilities to Student Services will be supported in a number of ways, including financially, and may be eligible for a bursary of £500.00 through our Financial Support package.

If you have already declared your caring responsibilities and provided the supporting evidence that we have requested, you should receive the bursary without needing to apply specifically for Financial Support.

If you would like more information about the support that UCLan provides to student Carers, or, if you need to declare your Caring responsibilities, please visit our Carers webpage.

If you are in financial hardship or would like to see if you qualify for further support, please complete an application for Financial Support and one of our advisors will be in contact to discuss your circumstances in more detail to let you know what support you may be entitled to and what evidence you will need to provide.

For Financial Support Enquiries:
Telephone: 01772 895000 / Email: thei@uclan.ac.uk