University and College Named Contacts for Young Carers

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University and College Named Contacts for Young Carers

This blog provides details of the named contact for students with caring responsibilities at Scotland's universities and some local colleges too. 

Scotland's colleges and universities recognise the challenges students with caring responsibilities can face in accessing and progressing through Higher Education, so many have additional supports in place, both pre-entry and throughout. Support varies across institutions, and may include:

  • Pre-application support
  • A named contact for support throughout studies
  • Access to additional funds
  • Additional academic support and flexibility
  • Support to communicate caring responsibilities with lecturers and tutors.
  • Access to student wellbeing services, counselling and health services

LEAPS can support LEAPS-eligible Young Carers to initiate contact with the named contact at the institution(s) they are considering or planning to study at, to discuss what support is available and to put this in place in time for starting the course. Get in touch with us and we can make an introduction between you and any named contacts you'd like to speak with. Or you can contact a university direct, using the links below - whichever method you prefer!

University Webpages on Support for Carers

Abertay University

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Edinburgh Napier University

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Glasgow Caledonian University

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Glasgow School of Art

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Heriot-Watt University

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Queen Margaret University

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Robert Gordon University

Contact by email (access@rgu.ac.uk).

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

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SRUC (Scotland's Rural College)

Student Support

Contact by email the faculty office at each campus, using the format facultyoffice(campusname)@sruc.ac.uk. For example, if you plan to appy to / attend SRUC's Elmwood campus, contact facultyofficeelmwood@sruc.ac.uk.

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University of Aberdeen

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University of Dundee

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University of Edinburgh

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University of Glasgow

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University of the Highlands and Islands

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University of Stirling

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University of Strathclyde

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University of St Andrews

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University of the West of Scotland

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Local College Webpages on Support for Carers

Borders College

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City of Glasgow College

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Edinburgh College

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Fife College

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Forth Valley College

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Glasgow Clyde College

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Glasgow Kelvin College

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New College Lanarkshire

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West Lothian College 

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Last updated March 2024.