Student Carers​

​​If you care for someone and provide unpaid support to family and/or friends, we may be able to support you throughout your time at Cardiff Met.

The application for the bursary will close when all awards have been spent or at the end of the academic year (whichever is sooner).

If funds are remaining by the end of Term 2, we will invite those who meet the below eligibility criteria and who are either not in their first year of their studies or were unsuccessful in gaining the award at the application stage to apply. However, if you have already received the bursary during the first year of your studies, you will be ineligible to apply.


To be eligible for this bursary, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • You must be a Home student for fee paying purposes
  • Be in the first year of your studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2023
  • You must also meet the Carers Trust definition of a carer:

    “Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.”

The student carers bursary scheme will open on November 1st and students can contact Emma Cook at to discuss eligibility and request an application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh and any application submitted in Welsh will be treated no less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Please note, the bursary is not available if you are studying at a franchised college or partner institute.

Please see the Terms and Conditions​ for full eligibility criteria.

Our Support Package

You will have a dedicated staff mentor who can support you and advise on all aspects of university life. They can act as a first point of contact and as a link between you and your course/the University to ensure you are accessing all the support available to you.

A ‘Carers Bursary’ of up to £1,000 for full-time students and up to £500 for part-time students may be available during the first year of your course (which you would not have to pay back).

Students would be required to provide confirmation from a person, who is involved with the family on a professional basis (e.g., Social Worker, GP, etc.) that they are a carer.

Students will also be able to access finance advice via the Money and Welfare Service.

We offer a wide range of support to help students with a variety of needs. We are able to offer disability and mental health support and non-academic information related to your studies.

Cardiff Met offers a range of bursaries and scholarships, and we have also compiled a list of some of the options for external funding that we have found available.

The Carer’s Trust has a wealth of resources available to support carers, and you can find support in your area through their website, whether this be financial, or health and wellbeing support.

Contact Us

Contact Money and Welfare Adviser, Emma Cook, to discuss your options:

You can also visit the i-zone on your campus for non-academic support.

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