Supporting your chosen pathway

We are committed to working with under-represented groups in higher education, including care experienced learners, disabled learners, young carers and estranged learners.

Here you can find out more about financial support and the additional support available at higher education institutions within Greater Manchester.

Financial Support

Higher education costs money, there’s no getting around it. However, there’s financial support available – so money should not determine whether you choose to study in higher education.

Here you will find everything you need to know about fees, loans, living costs, and repayments.

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Targeted support

Care experienced learners

Here you’ll find out more about how our partner institutions support care experienced learners.

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Estranged students

If you’re estranged from your family, there’s additional support available. We’ve pulled together some useful information for you.

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Young carers

Here you’ll find information about how young carers are supported whilst in higher education.

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Disabled learners

Disabled learners can access a range of support at university or college – helping you succeed with your studies, day-to-day activities, travel and lifestyle.

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Mature learners

A mature student is deemed to be somebody who is aged 21 or over. There may be some additional support available when making that transition back to education.

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