Care Leavers + Estranged Students

Video series: Live Q&As with students

Summary

Current Oxbridge students answer your questions about applying to uni as an estranged or care-experienced student.

Description

We chatted with care-experienced and estranged students about their experiences applying to university.

⭐Panellists:
Sophia (Music, Oxford)
Charley (Modern Languages, Cambridge)
Bry (Law, Oxford)
Chloe (Earth Sciences, Oxford)

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00:00:07 - Introduction

00:00:07 - Introduction to the event
00:01:13 - Introduction to InsideUni
00:01:55- Introduction to panel members (Introduction of Class Act in Oxford and Cambridge: https://www.cusu.co.uk/about/cusu-cam... ; https://www.oxfordsu.org/campaigns/Cl... )

00:03:02 - Introduction to Section 1: Day in the Life

00:03:35 –Day in the life of a Earth Science student (Chloe, Oxford)
00:05:06 - Day in the life of a Language student (Charley, Cambridge)
00:06:29 - Day in the life of a Law student (Bry, Oxford)
00:07:49 - Day in the life of a Music student (Sophia, Oxford)

00:09:07 - Introduction to Section 2: Questions

00:10:15 – Who will support me if I want to apply to university and I’m in care?
00:13:52 - Should I tell people I’m estranged/ care experienced?
(UCAS advice: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/ap... )
00:16:34 - Will Oxford/ Cambridge provide 365 accommodation?
00:18:37 - What is it like to be in Oxford or Cambridge during the holidays?
(Class Act at both Oxford and Cambridge for support during holidays: https://www.cusu.co.uk/about/cusu-cam... https://www.oxfordsu.org/campaigns/Cl...)
00:23:11 - What funding is available for care leavers and estranged students at Oxford and Cambridge?
(Crankstart Bursary https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under... )
00:28:12 – Do Oxbridge offer foundation years?
(LMH Foundation year at Oxford: https://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/prospective-... )
00:30:14 - What mental health support is available for care experienced and estranged students?
(Oxford Counselling: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare... Oxford DSA: https://www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare... )
00:32:31 - What problems do care leavers and estranged students face at Oxbridge?
00:38:26 - What career and physical support is there for care experienced and estranged students?
- Upreach: https://upreach.org.uk/
- Crankstart: https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/cranksta...
- Lloyds Scholarship https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/under...
- MPLS: https://www.mpls.ox.ac.uk/
00:48:38 - How can my college keep me safe?
(Nightline http://oxfordnightline.org/ ; https://cambridge.nightline.ac.uk/)
00:52:16 Can I apply with extenuating circumstances?

00:54:36 - Introduction to Section 3: One useful resource we used when we applied

00:55:27- Sophia - Propel (https://www.becomecharity.org.uk/for-...) ; my youtube channel care leaver Sophia (www.youtube.com/careleaversophia) @sophiahallsax on insta and twitter
00:56:21 - Charley - College Insta accounts
00:57:01 - Bry - Pathways to Law, The Sutton Trust (https://www.suttontrust.com/our-progr...) ; My Insta @dotheycare_
00:58:12 -Chloe - UNIQ Summer School (http://www.uniq.ox.ac.uk/ ) ; also happy for anyone to dm me @chlof.it

00:59:14 - Conclusion