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Pathways to Level 4 and Beyond · Resources

Thank you for taking part in the Pathways to Level 4 and Beyond CPD, we hope you enjoyed the sessions. Please find some useful information and resources below.



partner institutions

Local universities may have widening participation activity that schools and colleges can get involved in. They may also be able to provide information on contextual admissions and the support available at their university. Click the headings below to email specific departments.

Additional support for SPECIFIC STUDENT GROUPS


PROPEL lets you search through universities support

Local authorities are required to provide a Leaving Care Grant

Local authorities often provide a Higher Education Bursary

THE NATIONAL NETWORK FOR THE EDUCATION OF CARE LEAVERS (NNECL) provides information on events and further resources


STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND supports estranged students by allowing them to apply for independent status

The STAND ALONE PLEDGE has been signed by 85 universities who are now committed to offering significant support to estranged students


The DISABLED STUDENTS’ COMMISSION is an independent and strategic group that takes responsibility for advising, informing and influencing higher education providers to improve support for disabled students.


The UNIVERSITY OF SANCTUARY scheme is the HE arm of the City of Sanctuary scheme

STUDENT ACTION FOR REFUGEES (STAR) is a network of student groups working to improve the life of refugees in the UK

STAR have collated a list of all equal access support available for refugees and asylum seekers


The CARERS TRUST offers advice and guidance for carers and can help signpost to other support

HOPE SUPPORT SERVICES supports young people who help care for a loved one with a life-limiting illness

CARERS PASSPORT schemes can help carers access support that is local to them. Whether at work, in the community or in education.