We would be delighted if your university or college would support our Propel initiative
Did you know?
of care leavers in England progressed to higher education by age 19, compared to 45% of the general population (2020/21)
of children who were in care in Scotland entered Higher Education, compared to 45% for all school leavers.
Propel aims to address these issues by helping more care-experienced young people enter college and university and complete their course.
Propel is run by Become – a national charity that supports young people in care and care leavers. Since 2015 we’ve been collating information on what is available for care-experienced young people from all the institutions which provide higher education in the UK and publishing it online.
Each institution has its own dedicated page containing an overview of the support it offers to care leavers, for example, finance and funding, accommodation, and application support, It also includes additional information gathered by Unistats on courses available.
If your institution has not already submitted the information on the support you offer for care leavers, we would be delighted if your university or college would support this initiative.