Case studies

Case study: Go Higher West Yorkshire

Go Higher West Yorkshire has delivered an innovative training programme for adults who live or work with care experienced young people, to equip them to support these young people to make informed choices about their educational progression.

Care leavers case study: University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has seen an increase in its numbers of care experienced students in recent years. However, it is very clear that achievement in access, while important, is just one area where efforts need to be focused.

Case study: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has put in place tailored programme of support for care leaver students including practical support, financial awards and academic guidance from the point of application until graduation.

Case study: University of Cumbria

The University of Cumbria supports and listens to care leavers to gain a fuller understanding of barriers to access and success, and focuses on robust evaluation to support solutions and effectively implement interventions.

Care experienced students: The Verbatim Formula

The Verbatim Formula is a participatory research project for care experienced young people. It uses verbatim theatre techniques, listening and dialogue to work with young people, care leavers, social workers and universities.

Case study: University of Exeter

Addressing barriers to student success programme project exploring students’ experiences of transitioning from college to university.

Published 27 July 2020

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