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Hepp Care Experienced Students Booklet

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At Hepp we understand that progressing into higher education is a big decision, which can be daunting and confusing. To help you make that decision, we have created the following resource “The Hepp guide to higher education for care experienced students”.

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Universities and other higher education providers are here to help you on your journey and provide lots of support.  They want to find ways to make higher education work for you.  Being care experienced should never stop you from reaching your dreams, ambitions or goals.

Going to university or college can:

  • open up many more career opportunities and develop and further your life skills
  • allow you to gain the skills you need to help get your dream job, and potentially earn more money in your working life
  • give you the chance to make lasting friendships, adapt more quickly to a changing world and have greater self-confidence

If you have any questions however small, please get in touch using the Contact Us form.  Hepp are here to help you reach your aspirations.

Useful Links

Become. The Charity for Children in Care and Young Care Leavers

Propel – Created by ‘Become.’ this resource helps care leavers access higher education.

NNECL – National Network for the Education of Care Leavers

The Care Leavers Association – Further education and higher education information page.

Care Leaver Local Offer: Compare Council Performance

Compare different local authorities across England to discover how they support care leavers and encourage councils to improve support in multiple areas, including:

  • health and well-being
  • relationships
  • education and training
  • employment
  • accommodation
  • participation in society.

Amazing research by Terry Galloway based on a research piece to investigate the accessibility of local offers for young people transitioning from the care system into independence (Care Leavers) in local authorities in England.

The site is about empowering young people to campaign for the things they want. It is about creating systemic change together and a platform for all those that are interested in getting things improved for our children in care and care leavers.

 


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Benefits of Higher Education Recorded Session

Benefits of Higher Education Recorded Session

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A Taste of University Recorded Session

A Taste of University Recorded Session

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Booklet

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Hepp Care Experienced Students Booklet Hepp guide for care experienced students and their entry into higher education.

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Information Resource

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The EaCES Handbook This site was created by current Estranged and Care Experienced Students (EaCES) in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, to summarise all of the advice and information available that supports students like them in higher and further education and to share their own lived experiences and stories.

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Student Finance Information Leaflet for Care Leavers This leaflet accompanies essential guidance for advisers and practitioners on the Student Finance England practitioner website: https://rb.gy/zubwgw. The leaflet includes advice on evidence requirements, the application process, and links to independent groups and charities.

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Meet Caitlin Caitlin, one of our care experienced students, talks about her journey into higher education.

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Benefits of Higher Education The presentation from our Y7 & Y8 “Benefits of Higher Education” session for Care Experienced Students and Young Carers on 6 May 2021. The session helped students understand what higher education/university is and why people choose to go, the difference between school and higher education and all the different types of support available. The accompanying presentation can be found in the “Film” section.

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A Taste of University Presentation The presentation from our Y9-Y11 “Taste of University” session for Care Experienced Students and Young Carers on 10 March 2021. The session helped students understand what, where and how you can study higher education and the different types of support available. The accompanying presentation can be found in the “Film” section.

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