To be verified as a young adult carer at King’s, you will need to:
- Tick the box on your UCAS application to indicate this
- Have applied for an undergraduate course
- Be 25 or under at the time of enrolment on your undergraduate programme
- Be assessed as a ‘home' student by the university
- Be eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance
If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will need to provide us with evidence that you are a young adult carer. This evidence will need to be a letter on headed paper or an email from one of the following:
- A carers network
- Your local authority
- A professional (e.g., a teacher or GP who can confirm your status and the duration of this responsibility)
If you have questions about this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Widening Participation support
We welcome young adult carers who attend non-selective state schools to apply to any of our social mobility and widening participation programmes.
Whether you want to have a taste of university life, would like some tips on the application process, or to learn more about the different subjects on offer, then make sure you submit an application. Find out more about eligibility for our Widening Participation programmes.
If you have any questions about applying to King’s for undergraduate study (or applying to one of our widening participation activities), we encourage you to email email@example.com where you can get information and advice about the application process, or help with navigating King’s admissions, support or funding services.
If you don't feel you quite fit the definition of a young adult carer but have caring responsibilities, then please visit Student Services Online where you can find out more about the support on offer.
King’s Living Bursary
King's is committed to financially assisting students who need extra funding to complete their studies. Students don’t need to apply for the Bursary and will be contacted automatically providing they meet the eligibility criteria.
To find out eligibility, the amount, and when you’ll receive it along with other details, please visit our funding opportunities catalogue (details will be published here once applications for the year of entry are open).
King’s Affordable Accommodation Scheme (KAAS)
King's Affordable Accommodation Scheme is a rent model discussed with student representatives to ensure we maximise the number of rooms that are priced at the lowest possible rates, so that students from more challenging financial backgrounds can still access accommodation. Young adult carers are one of the groups who are prioritised on this scheme. Find out how to apply to King's Affordable Accommodation Scheme.
Support for Young adult carers at King's
Young Adult Carers may encounter some difficulties starting or preparing for university that their peers are less likely to experience. They are likely to be worried about how they will cope once at university, so it’s important to make sure they know as early as possible, where to get support.
What King’s currently offers on-course young adult carers
- Personal Tutor for academic support
- Prioritisation for paid Widening Participation Student Ambassador roles
- You can book an appointment with the Advice & Guidance team for more specialist support e.g., interrupting studies due to caring responsibilities
- Access to King’s counselling service
- KCLSU Family Association provides guidance for young adult carers
- A KEATS discussion board is available for peer support
- The Chaplains are also available across the university for practical and spiritual support