Student carers​

If you care for someone and provide unpaid support to family and 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).


To be eligible for this bursary, you must be commencing your course in 2021.

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.”  

New students, who have declared their carer status at enrolment, will be contacted during the first term and invited to make an application for the bursary. 

Our support package

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 £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. 

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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