University launches CLASS transition programme for student care leavers

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The University has announced the launch of a new CLASS (Care Leavers Access, Support and Success) transition programme offering support to care leavers starting at any of London’s universities this autumn.

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From September, the programme will provide guidance on university life, mental health, academic success, and life after university for new students who have been under the care of a local authority until at least the age of 18, helping them transition from school or college and prosper at university in London.

The programme will be split into two groups. The first will spend two weeks living on the University of Roehampton’s campus with all accommodation and meals paid for, and receive advice on mental health, living independently, academic skills development and post-graduation careers, in addition to monthly sessions to help the students in their first year of university.

The second group will benefit from monthly sessions throughout their first year as a university student in London, covering mental health development, self-management, financial awareness and society involvement and more.

To qualify for the CLASS transition programme, students must be a care leaver, be aged between 18 and 25 and have accepted an offer at a London-based university for the forthcoming academic year.

For more information about the CLASS transition programme click here.