CELCIS Education Forum Highlights April 2023

Student finance and support for care experienced people in higher education

In the first Education Forum meeting of 2023, Stacey Heather-Brash, Funding Awareness and Engagement Manager from Students Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS), spoke about the Higher Education Care Experienced Students Bursary.

The session focused on the support available from SAAS for care experienced students. Attendees learned about:

  • An overview of the SAAS eligibility criteria for the Care Experienced Bursary
  • What funding is available for care experienced students
  • How students apply for support and what evidence they will be asked to provide
  • Information on the support and resources that SAAS have developed, including a demonstration of the Student Information Scotland website

Download the webinar transcript

About the Education Forum

At CELCIS, we are privileged to convene and coordinate a free, open-access network of practitioners and leaders who are involved or interested in the education of children with experience of care, and their families. We encourage and facilitate opportunities for practitioners to come together in a reflective, challenging and enabling space.

Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in this area of education. We have members who are students, foster carers, health visitors, teachers and academics - so many different roles are represented.

To find out more about the Forum, visit the Education Forum webpage