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Teachers and advisers

LAC

Looked-after children (LAC) and care leavers

We are committed to supporting young people in care or leaving care to progress to higher education.

Matthew Greco

Matthew Greco

Matt graduated from university in 2006 with a master’s in marketing management. He has more than 12 years’ experience in undergraduate and postgraduate roles.

Matt is responsible for the co-ordination of pre-application events to support under-represented groups in higher education. He is here to help young people - and the professionals who support them - to make informed and enjoyable transitions to university.

Drop Matt a line if you think he can assist you or the young people you support.

We offer a range of activities and support to looked-after children, care leavers and their foster carers and social workers to help raise aspirations, provide information and support, and to encourage care leavers to reach their potential.

Pre-application

We offer a range of activities and support to looked-after children, care leavers and their foster carers and social workers to help raise aspirations, provide information and support, and to encourage care leavers to reach their potential. Contact Matthew in Student Recruitment who can advise on the range of activities available, including:

  • bespoke visits to the University to discuss course choices, funding and support available
  • advice on personal statement writing and interview preparation
  • a meeting with dedicated Care Leaver Adviser, Katie Sykes, even before you have applied if necessary - to listen to you and your personal situation

Funding and support

The fees, funding and support available at university is sometimes a perceived barrier for young people from widening participation backgrounds. We have a dedicated team of student advisors who are able to provide one-to-one information and advice relating to fees and financial support.

Student Support at Teesside University includes:

Finance and Funding

Careers and Employability


 
 

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