How to Identify Yourself as a Young Carer on your UCAS Application

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How to Identify Yourself as a Young Carer on your UCAS Application

What?

If you are a young carer, please make sure you answer yes to the question Do you have any caring responsibilities? on your UCAS application. This can be found in the More about you section.

(Please remember that you should also have had your LEAPS eligibility confirmed during your LEAPS Pre-UCAS Interview. These interviews usually take place between August and November. If you are unsure if you have been confirmed as LEAPS eligible, please email us at leaps@ed.ac.uk.)

Why?

This is so that the universities you are applying to know from the point of your application that you are a young carer. They can then consider the type of offers that they make to you in the context of your young carer role (this might be at the minimum entry requirements rather than the typical), and there may be other support available specifically for young carers that they can make you aware of such as financial help.

This will vary by institution, and it’s up to you if you take up any offers or support available, but it’s good to be informed about it – then you can make your choice as to whether or not it’s the right thing for you. Find out more about identifying as a young carer on your UCAS application here.

How?

Watch our how-to video to follow the steps outlined below on screen.

 

 

 

  1. Log in to your UCAS HUB and click Continue application
  2. Scroll down to the Profile section
  3. Click on the More about you box
    (Note! For the More about you box to appear, you may first need to complete the Personal details and Contact and residency details sections.)
  4. Scroll down until you see the question Do you have any caring responsibilities? and select the Yes option
  5. Check if any other questions in this section apply to you, and answer them if they do
  6. Hit the Save button at the bottom of the section

Queries?

Contact us at leaps@ed.ac.uk