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What is the 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 through our Financial Support package.

If you are in financial hardship or would like to see if you qualify for further support, please complete an application for our Hardship Fund.

For more information about this bursary and eligibility criteria, please click on the links below:

You MUST disclose your status as a Student Carer via the application form to be considered for the Student Carer’s Bursary.


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