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Liverpool John Moores University

Summary: Widening care leavers access to the University through information, advice and providing practical support to care leavers while they are studying.

Further Details:

Through the John Lennon Imagine Awards scheme. Liverpool John Moores University will provide:

  • A dedicated member of staff to provide information, advice and support on all aspects of student life to care-experienced students who are considering or currently studying at the University.
  • Access to all-year round accommodation in an LJMU-partner hall (including providing support to care leavers who face difficulty in providing a deposit or guarantor to secure LJMU partner accommodation).
  • Additional financial support through an annual, non-repayable bursary of £1,000 for each year of a student’s undergraduate course.
  • A bespoke package of support to meet individual students’ needs including support with academic skills, liaising with academic departments and mentoring.
  • Acting as an advocate or liaison with local authority Care Leaving teams to ensure joined-up and consistent approaches to support.
  • Providing a range of bespoke aspiration and attainment-raising activities through the University’s Outreach team to looked after young people in local schools and colleges, including campus visits and mentoring;
  • Supporting potential students to attend University Open Days and other admissions events through the dedicated member of staff for care leavers;
  • Providing priority places for Looked After Young People at LJMU outreach events including the LJMU Summer University;
  • Using contextual admissions data to inform potential offers made to care leavers applying to study at LJMU;
  • Offering a priority interview for the Student Advocate role;
  • Ensuring that Care Leavers have the opportunity to develop their academic skills through the University’s Academic Achievement team;
  • Providing access to appropriate careers and work-related advice and guidance through the University’s  Careers Team, including access to University internships and specific activities to prepare students for the world of work or further study, post-graduation;

To enhance delivery of this support, relevant staff will take part in appropriate training and development to update their knowledge and skills in relation to care-experienced young people.

Next Steps

Interested? Get in touch:

This support can be accessed at any time through LJMU Student Advice and Wellbeing Services.

Contact Phil Bakstad on 0151 231 3149, by email at:

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