All students considering applying to university require a great deal of information to make the best decisions for their future. Students who have had experience of being a young carer may need additional information during the application process.
The University of St Andrews has named young carer support coordinators, who act as a point of initial contact for young carers who are thinking of applying to the University. The coordinators also offer ongoing support and impartial guidance as required and can direct applicants and current students to relevant support services within the university.
If you have any questions about applying to the University of St Andrews or are currently studying at the University and would like more details about the support that the University offers, please contact:
Joanna Fry - for pre-application enquiries
Access Manager: Widening Access and Transitions
Phone: 01334 46 2346
Fiona Whelan - for current University of St Andrews student enquiries
Assistant Director of Student Services
Phone: 01334 46 2720
If you are a young carer and a current high school student in Fife, you may also be eligible to participate in our widening participation programmes. Please contact our First Chances Team by emailing Fchances@st-andrews.ac.uk if you think this may be applicable to you.
Advice and support are also available from Student Services, including personal support from our counselling and support team and academic support to ensure young carers are aware of what their responsibilities and rights are with regard to attendance and assessment.