Einir from the Advice & Money Team updates you on National Career Leavers Week and how Cardiff University is joining in the week’s activities …
Between the 23rd – 31st October 2014, charities and different organisations around the UK will be celebrating National Care Leavers Week. This week is about highlighting the needs of
care leavers and encouraging the agencies responsible for looking after children and young people to work in a coordinated and effective way.
As part of National Care Leavers Week, Cardiff University is hosting an event on Friday 24th October, titled Belonging – A Conversation, in partnership with Voices from Care Cymru and Cascade. The event will be held in the Glamorgan Building, 12.00-4.00, with free lunch.
The event is an opportunity to explore partnerships between leaving care services and the Assembly Government with an emphasis on learning from research and evidence based good practice. Focusing on the theme of ‘New Belongings’, speakers from the University of Exeter, the Care Council for Wales and Voices from Care will start the event, followed by roundtable discussion about the ways we can enable care leavers to achieve community belonging in the long-term.
There are limited places available but I would encourage you to attend and share your opinions! If you would like to attend, you have to book a place asap by e-mailing CASCADE@cardiff.ac.uk
Key Contact for care leavers and estranged students
A reminder also that I am still here in the Student Support Centre if you need any assistance throughout your time at Cardiff University. Here is a list of issues that we are currently assisting students with:
- Late Funding
- Check students are receiving all the financial support they are entitled to (including from the Local Authority)
- Problems with accommodation
- Unhappy with course (you might find our blog post Is it okay to talk about withdrawal from University?useful)
- Thinking of taking time out of your course
- What funding is available to do a placement year/ year abroad
This is just some of the issues I can help with. I am based on the 2nd Floor of the Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place, the Student High Street. You can drop-in, send me an e-mail: EvansE23@cardiff.ac.uk or give me a call: 029 2087 4787. Further information about the above issues can also be found on our website: www.cardiff.ac.uk/advice
If you have not applied for the Care Leaver Bursary yet, I would strongly recommend that you make contact with me and do so!