Care-Leavers

Jesus College is committed to supporting students from a care background to ensure that you receive the help you need in order to have a successful university experience.

The College’s Care-Leavers’ Lead is Sailesh Vyas (sailesh.vyas@jesus.ox.ac.uk). Please do feel free to contact him if you have any queries about your circumstances and how the College can assist you.

What we can offer you:

  • Advice and support from the College’s Care-Leavers’ Lead
  • Support from the College welfare team, including a Welfare Officer, who can respond to your individual needs.
  • Access to counselling provision from our on-site counsellor and via the University Counselling Service
  • Assistance in securing accommodation during the vacations
  • An Access Bursary
  • Access to further financial support as appropriate

The University prioritises Care-Leavers for a Crankstart (formerly Moritz-Heyman) Scholarship. For those starting their undergraduate course in October 2020, if you have ever been in care for more than three months, you will be eligible for a non-repayable annual bursary of up to £3,000 to help towards financial shortfalls relating to your circumstances. You can apply for this support during your course. Crankstart Scholars are eligible for a total maximum annual bursary of £7,200.

Please visit www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/oxford-support for more information about Oxford’s financial support.

The University also offers a support coordinator available to you throughout your time at the University of Oxford to discuss any academic, accommodation or financial concerns you may have. Your support coordinator will also act as a link between you and your Local Authority.

Contact Student Information to receive confidential advice and guidance about the support we can offer you. The team, based at the Examination Schools - 75-81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG - is available from 09:00-17:00, Monday to Friday.

For more information see: www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/careleavers?wssl=1

Oxford Undergraduate Admissions Office uses a range of contextual data to help assess a candidate's academic potential in the context of their educational background.

All Oxford University applicants permanently domiciled or seeking asylum in the UK at the point of application, and who have been educated in the UK secondary system, are given a contextual score based on the range of factors described below and using publicly available information. This information helps us understand more about each candidate's particular circumstances and to compare them fairly with other applicants. A candidate's contextual score is shared with the tutors in colleges and departments responsible for assessing applicants.

Care background

A candidate's contextual score will take into account whether they have been in care for more than three months (determined from the UCAS application, and subject to later verification checks).

 

Estranged Students

Jesus College is committed to supporting students who are studying without the support and approval of their families.  We aim to ensure that you receive the help you need in order to have a successful university experience.

The College’s Estranged Student Lead is Sailesh Vyas (sailesh.vyas@jesus.ox.ac.uk). Please do feel free to contact him if you have any queries about your circumstances and how the College can assist you.

What we can offer you

  • Advice and support from the College’s Estranged Student Lead
  • Support from the College welfare team, including a Welfare Officer, who can respond to your individual needs.
  • Access to counselling provision from our on-site counsellor and via the University Counselling Service
  • Assistance in securing accommodation during the vacations
  • An Access Bursary
  • Access to further financial support as appropriate

The University prioritises Estranged Students for a Crankstart (formerly Moritz-Heyman) Scholarship. If you are estranged from your family, you will be eligible for a non-repayable annual bursary of up to £3,000 to help towards financial shortfalls relating to your circumstances. You can apply for this support during your course. Crankstart Scholars are eligible for a total maximum annual bursary of £7,200.

Please visit www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/oxford-support for more information about Oxford’s financial support.

For more information see: www.ox.ac.uk/students/welfare/estranged-students?wssl=1

Oxford Undergraduate Admissions Office uses a range of contextual data to help assess a candidate's academic potential in the context of their educational background.

All Oxford University applicants permanently domiciled or seeking asylum in the UK at the point of application, and who have been educated in the UK secondary system, are given a contextual score based on the range of factors described below and using publicly available information. This information helps us understand more about each candidate's particular circumstances and to compare them fairly with other applicants. A candidate's contextual score is shared with the tutors in colleges and departments responsible for assessing applicants.