Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to and strive for equality of opportunity for all of our students and staff, and recognise and celebrate their diversity. Find out more to see how it might affect you.
A care experienced student is generally someone who has been in the care of their local authority for a period of 13 weeks or more around their 16th birthday. We provide support for all students that have been in care, even if you don’t fit this definition.
Estranged Students (Students with no Parental Support)
Find out all the information about the support we provide estranged students, those individuals who have had no contact with their parents because of a breakdown in the relationship.
Former Forces Students
We’re proud to support ex-forces personnel in your transition from military to civilian life. Read about the help that we can provide to develop and enhance your employable skills.
We are proud to have an active student body and staff who support the rights of our LGBTQIA+ community. Learn more about the sources of support available.
Mature Students make up a large and important part of our University Community. We recognise the support you need maybe different to someone who has just left school or college and you can read about it here.
Applying and studying at university can be a challenge for any student, but for those who are seeking sanctuary or been granted refugee status in the UK, there can be many legal and emotional challenges as well. We work in partnership with local and national organisations to ensure that we can offer effective support for you.
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help because of frailty, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. Read about what support we can offer you.
Students with Families
We recognise that students with families, or who are expecting, are likely to need additional support throughout their studies to ensure that they can make the most of their course, and you can read about the help that we offer here.
Student Pregnancy, Maternity, New Parenthood and Adoption Policy
Read all about the information and our policy on supporting students who are going to become parents or who have recently become parents, or whose partners are expectant or new parents.