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Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education. So can you.

Propel is brought to you by Become, the charity for children in care and young care leavers.

Propel is your guide to higher and further education for care leavers. There’s loads of support available to help you achieve great things.

We provide help, support, and advice so that young people who spend time in care can unleash their potential and take control of their lives.

Check out the stories & information below!

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"I plan to practice social work and make my way as high to the top as I can!"

"Your journey got you to where you are and you should be proud of yourself!"

"The best thing about uni has been the amount of like-minded people there are. I made loads of friends."

Making the leap from school to college or college to university can be both daunting and exciting. If you want to be a student there is loads of support available for care leavers to make it happen. You’ll feel proud of your achievement and get confidence from it and you can study something you’re good at and care about.

You’ll have access to lots of support to help you get there and to do well there  – so why not take advantage of it?

If you need help with applying, for funding, accommodation, and/or answers to frequently asked questions, use Propel or contact our friendly team!

Our support page includes information and support that you might need when it comes to your application for further or higher education.