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Hello everyone.

So I’ve been researching universities to apply for and I’ve only realised I’m eligible for a contextual offer. For most unis my state school is below average hence I’m eligible for contextual offer.

However for UCL I don’t meet two criteria’s do I am not eligible unless I say I’m a young career. I just wanted to make sure I am classed as a young carer as I don’t want to lie.

So my father is an alcohol addict for the past 30 years, waaay before I was born. Both my parents work however my dad drinks everyday which means he wakes up late, doesn’t do much around the house and now I have to do everything when my mums at work. I have to cook, clean, pick and drop my sisters etc.

I have to pick and drop my sisters when my mum can’t because my dad tried to pick them a couple years back when drunk and he got reported and social services got involved.

So I’m not too sure if I’m classed as a ‘young carer’. Thankfully my dads healthy so far so apart from alcoholism and depression, he is physically well.

Also how will I prove this? I’m a gap year student and my sister goes to my sixth form now and I wouldn’t want to tell my teachers in case they look down on her.

Please don’t be rude I’m just trying to make the most of the opportunities available. Thanks.
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Hello everyone.

So I’ve been researching universities to apply for and I’ve only realised I’m eligible for a contextual offer. For most unis my state school is below average hence I’m eligible for contextual offer.

However for UCL I don’t meet two criteria’s do I am not eligible unless I say I’m a young career. I just wanted to make sure I am classed as a young carer as I don’t want to lie.

So my father is an alcohol addict for the past 30 years, waaay before I was born. Both my parents work however my dad drinks everyday which means he wakes up late, doesn’t do much around the house and now I have to do everything when my mums at work. I have to cook, clean, pick and drop my sisters etc.

I have to pick and drop my sisters when my mum can’t because my dad tried to pick them a couple years back when drunk and he got reported and social services got involved.

So I’m not too sure if I’m classed as a ‘young carer’. Thankfully my dads healthy so far so apart from alcoholism and depression, he is physically well.

Also how will I prove this? I’m a gap year student and my sister goes to my sixth form now and I wouldn’t want to tell my teachers in case they look down on her.

Please don’t be rude I’m just trying to make the most of the opportunities available. Thanks.
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Why is no one responding
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Probably because they don't know the answer. I'd suggest contacting UCL directly to ask them how they would classify your situation, as they're the ones who would ultimately be makin the offer. I am not sure you would be classified as such since you aren't formally a legal guardian of someone in your care, but I don't know the ins and outs of how such things are considered - UCL do though!
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Probably because they don't know the answer. I'd suggest contacting UCL directly to ask them how they would classify your situation, as they're the ones who would ultimately be makin the offer. I am not sure you would be classified as such since you aren't formally a legal guardian of someone in your care, but I don't know the ins and outs of how such things are considered - UCL do though!
Okay thanks for your help much appreciated
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Hello everyone.

So I’ve been researching universities to apply for and I’ve only realised I’m eligible for a contextual offer. For most unis my state school is below average hence I’m eligible for contextual offer.

However for UCL I don’t meet two criteria’s do I am not eligible unless I say I’m a young career. I just wanted to make sure I am classed as a young carer as I don’t want to lie.

So my father is an alcohol addict for the past 30 years, waaay before I was born. Both my parents work however my dad drinks everyday which means he wakes up late, doesn’t do much around the house and now I have to do everything when my mums at work. I have to cook, clean, pick and drop my sisters etc.

I have to pick and drop my sisters when my mum can’t because my dad tried to pick them a couple years back when drunk and he got reported and social services got involved.

So I’m not too sure if I’m classed as a ‘young carer’. Thankfully my dads healthy so far so apart from alcoholism and depression, he is physically well.

Also how will I prove this? I’m a gap year student and my sister goes to my sixth form now and I wouldn’t want to tell my teachers in case they look down on her.

Please don’t be rude I’m just trying to make the most of the opportunities available. Thanks.
Hi I am a young carer, after checking with unis to make sure I was eligible for widening participation many said I would need to provide evidence. That means being officially registered as a young carer ( I’m from Scotland so not sure how you would go about registering in other places) and sending them the letter to prove this.
You can email admissions, telling them about your situation as you may get flags and concessions without being ‘officially’ a young carer. Depending on what you are applying for i.e. January deadline, you probably can still register to become a young carer with enough time to apply.
Let me know how you get on, or if you have any more questions!
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