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QUEST Team

The QUEST Team

Supporting your QUEST for success

The QUEST Team at Bradford College is here to answer your Questions about your future in Higher Education. We’re here to help you Understand your options so you can Excel in your next steps, wherever they take you. We’ll help you find the Support needed, that Targets your individual needs.

Access. Participate. Succeed.

How can the QUEST Team at Bradford College help you?

The QUEST Team is here to improve access to Higher Education opportunities at Bradford College. No matter what your background or circumstances are, we are determined to ensure everyone is able to access these opportunities.

If you think you are part of one of the following groups of students, there may be support available to help you access Higher Education at Bradford College:

A care leaver is an adult who has spent time living in the care system, away from their family. This could with a foster family, in a children’s home or supported housing service, or under another arrangement as agreed by their social worker. Young people usually leave care when they are 18 years old.

An estranged student is a young person who no longer has the support of their family network due to long-term breakdown in relationships and understandings with their guardians, step or adoptive parents and therefore any contact has ceased to exist.  You may also be classed as an estranged student if your parents are deceased

You can read more about the target groups of students we aim to support in our Bradford College Access and Participation Plan

The support available includes:

  • Financial support, such as bursaries and grants.
  • Drop-in sessions with the QUEST Team, to help point you in the right direction.
  • Activities outside of your studies.

Meet the team:

To find out how the QUEST Team can help you access Higher Education at Bradford College, email us at quest@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

  • Eleanor Conway, Access and Participation Officer
    Call: 07471184458
    Email:e.conway@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
  • Naweed Hussain, Access and Participation Officer
    Call: 07789 200354
    Email:n.hussain@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Financial support

If you are a care leaver or an estranged student, you may be entitled to approximately £5,500 to support your accommodation for each academic year. This may include extended cover over the holidays.

If you are a care leaver or an estranged student, you may be entitled to £500 to support your studies for each academic year. This will be divided into two £250 payments.

For more information about the financial support you may be entitled to, please contact quest@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

For additional care leaver and estranged student support, please contact our Welfare Support Worker Zahda Yunis: Email z.yunis@bradfordcollege.ac.uk Call 07548710737 / 01274 433068

Organisations and memberships

Bradford College is part of a number of regional and national organisations to help to improve access to Higher Education opportunities. We work with Higher Education providers, Local Authorities and charities to ensure we offer the best support possible.

We are part of the Northern Care Leaver Activities and Student Support (NorthCLASS) and members of the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL). For more information about NNECL visit www.NNECL.org.

Bradford College is proud to be a signatory of the Care Leaver Covenant. We are committed to providing additional support for care experienced students and helping them to live independently.

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Last updated: 26 January 2021

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