Exciting news for student carers
The national application form for applying to university (UCAS) has confirmed that from 2018 there will be a tick box on the application form for student carers – https://carers.org/news-item/ucas-form-identify-student-carers.
Carers Trust have been campaigning for this since 2014, to enable young adult carers to identify themselves during the application process to university. The campaign became much more widespread in February 2016, when a student carer Carol Hayward, 21, started a campaign of her own. Within just 6 weeks the campaign had more than 2,500 signatures.