Advice & finance services
Rochester Student Bursary
We have created the Rochester Student Bursary, a £1,000 bursary that will help students with some of the extra costs they may incur studying at a new campus. You should have received an email about the bursary if you qualify.
Student Finance England
After the Easter break, students will be offered appointments to meet with the Rochester Specialist Adviser to provide any support required to reapply for Student Finance England loans.
Care Leavers, Carers and Estranged Students
If you are a Care Leaver, Carer or Estranged Student moving to another UCA campus, you will have been contacted and invited to meet with your new campus Designated Member of Staff (DMS). If that is not the case, please get in touch with Anna Mepstead via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability & SpLD
Reapplying for DSA
If you are a second-year student with existing Disability & SpLD support moving to another UCA campus, you should have been contacted in February by your Rochester Learning Support Manager (LSM) regarding reapplying for DSA.
If you haven’t heard from us, be sure to contact your current LSM as soon as possible or get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Inclusive Learning Plan (ILP)
To help students with an existing ILP transitioning to a different UCA campus, we are arranging a virtual introductory meeting and Q&A with your new campus Learning Support Manager and/or Dyslexia & SpLD Adviser. Invites for the introductory session will be sent after the Easter break.
Further meetings and a campus visit are planned for later in the year.
Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
If you are a student with PEEPs but no ILP, and are moving to another UCA campus, you will be provided with the LSM contact details for your new campus by the end of September 2023.
Wellbeing & counselling
If you are currently on a Wellbeing Plan, you’ll be invited to a review meeting by the end of May 2023. As part of the review to update your plan, we will discuss any extra support you may require to aid your transition to your new campus.
If you are moving to another UCA campus, you will also be invited to a Welcome Week check-in appointment. More details to follow.
Wellbeing and Counselling support at UCA Rochester will close on the 31 July 2023, although wellbeing virtual support including access to our digital wellbeing tools, will remain in place.
You are never alone, and there is always help available to you. From 24/7 mental health support through the togetherall.com service to practical advice on creating healthy habits via the UCA Wellbeing app (iOS / Android).
For general wellbeing advice and support, please see our Health & Wellbeing pages.
NHS and local services
We know that many students use NHS and other local support services. For students moving to another UCA campus, we will help you transfer NHS support (including GP and local community mental health team) to your new local centre by ensuring you have the correct contact information.
Returning to Study (RTS) students
If you are an RTS student looking to return to UCA in 2023/24, we will arrange a meeting in the summer to agree on the support you require to successfully return to your studies in your new environment.