Unite Foundation

We work in partnership with universities to support success for care leavers and estranged students.

We’re delighted that our network of partnership universities is now 28 strong; with institutions from across the UK representing the diversity of Higher Education provision. These universities share our values in encouraging expectation, supporting transition, providing personal and practical support as well as monitoring attainment.

We’re gradually expanding further so that care leavers and estranged students can realise their potential at university and beyond.

 

Our Partnership Principles


Effective outreach programmes targeting care leavers and estranged young people


Provision of tailored student support by a named contact


Examination of access, progression and attainment for continual improvement of services

Criteria

Scholarship applicants need to be:

  • Aged 25 or under
  • A statutory care leaver or estranged from their family
  • Starting or studying their first undergraduate degree
  • Holding UK home fee status

Timetable

Scholarships are awarded annually with applications being received between the January and May before Autumn enrolment.

Universities keen to join the scheme should review our guidance and framework agreement then formally register interest with the team.

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Our University Partners

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We work in partnership with a wide range of universities, reflecting the diversity of the sector.

North West

Huddersfield

  • Huddersfield University

Liverpool

  • Liverpool John Moores University

Manchester

  • University of Salford
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

Midlands

Birmingham

  • Aston University

Leicester

  • De Montfort University

South West

Bath

  • Bath Spa University

Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth University

Bristol

  • University of the West of England (UWE)
  • University of Bristol

Exeter

  • University of Exeter

Plymouth

  • Plymouth University

Scotland

Aberdeen

  • Robert Gordon University

Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • University of Edinburgh

Glasgow

  • Glasgow Caledonian University

Strathclyde

  • University of Strathclyde

North East

Leeds

  • Leeds Beckett University

Sheffield

  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Sheffield

London

  • Brunel University London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Westminster
  • King’s College London
  • London Metropolitan University
  • University College London (UCL)

South East

Portsmouth

  • University of Portsmouth

Reading

  • University of Reading
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Our Current Partners

  • Aberdeen
    • Robert Gordon University
  • Bath
    • Bath Spa University
  • Birmingham
    • Aston University
  • Bournemouth
    • Bournemouth University
  • Bristol
    • University of the West of England (UWE)
    • University of Bristol
  • Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh Napier University
    • University of Edinburgh
  • Exeter
    • University of Exeter
  • Glasgow
    • Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Huddersfield
    • Huddersfield University
  • Leeds
    • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leicester
    • De Montfort University
  • Liverpool
    • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London
    • Brunel University London
    • Queen Mary University of London
    • University of Westminster
    • King’s College London
    • London Metropolitan University
    • University College London (UCL)
  • Manchester
    • University of Salford
    • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Plymouth
    • Plymouth University
  • Portsmouth
    • University of Portsmouth
  • Reading
    • University of Reading
  • Sheffield
    • Sheffield Hallam University
    • University of Sheffield
  • Strathclyde
    • University of Strathclyde

Framework Agreement

Our framework agreement is modelled upon the Buttle UK Quality Mark, and asks prospective partners to describe outreach, academic, pastoral and careers provision.

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Guidance

As a charitable Trust we have scheme priorities and terms that cover the conditions of our award scheme.

Download guidance