Help for care experienced students

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We're here to help you achieve your potential!

At City of Glasgow College, we're committed to supporting students who have been, or are in, care. We work closely with you and the people who support you to offer impartial advice and guidance to enable you to attend a college course and achieve your goals.

There are lots of things to think about when deciding to come to college. Our Student Advisors can help you to decide on your course, plan a visit, make an application and sort out your funding and accommodation. They'll also provide access to support services, including counselling and learning support, and help you get the best out of your time at City. We've outlined all the support available to you in our Student Guide.

We also have named contacts so you know who to contact for help — but don't forget to tell us you're a care leaver on your application so we can make contact with you. 

Named Contacts

Susan Sturrock, Student Advisor. Contact Susan on 0141 375 5128.
Lisa Hardy, Student Advice, and Guidance Manager. Contact Lisa on 0141 375 5116.

Email us: careexperienced@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

Our Duty as Corporate Parents

In 2014 City of Glasgow College became a Corporate Parent. This means we have a legal responsibility to support our Care Experienced students. We have created an Action Plan to ensure that we continue to develop ourselves as a Corporate Parent and to ensure we uphold our legislative duties. You can view our Action Plan here

Further Information

The Become Charity is a voice for young people in care and care leavers. They understand that deciding whether to go to college or university and choosing what and where to study, are huge decisions for everyone. If you’re in care or a care leaver, you’re probably also worried about the cost, what support you could get, and where you’d live out of term-time. To help you make that important decision they've created Propel, an exciting new website giving you information about what colleges and universities across the UK offer to students leaving care. The site also has loads of other useful info, like an overview of student funding, specific advice for care leavers and inspirational stories from care-experienced students about how it was for them. To start your journey into higher education today, visit the Propel website and get inspired.