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This is the 4th annual Estranged Student Solidarity Week, a campaign held by the charity Stand Alone.

​Stand Alone are a nationwide charity supporting anyone who is estranged from their families, from grandparents who are estranged from their grandchildren to students estranged from their parents. Stand Alone provide support for individuals and campaign for those who are estranged to ensure their voices are heard. You can find more information on Stand Alone here:  https://www.standalone.org.uk/

The University of Chester provides a support package for estranged students and you can find a little more about this here:  https://www1.chester.ac.uk/student-support-and-wellbeing/support-package.... The University has also signed the Stand Alone Pledge to commit to ongoing support for estranged students: http://www.thestandalonepledge.org.uk/champion-institutions/22-north-west/72-university-of-chester​

Student Futures Support are holding a information session on Wednesday 16th December at 3:30pm detailing the support we offer to targeted groups. This includes support for Care Experienced, Estranged and Young Adult Carers students. You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/targeted-support-tickets-128248032317?ref=estw​ If you have any questions about the event then you can get in touch with Becca Hughes.

If you are a teacher/advisor looking for support to assist Care Experienced and Estranged students, or indeed a student yourself, please contact our Widening Participation Officer Helen Cooper for more information about how we can help these school and college students considering higher education.

Our Online Resources for Teachers and Advisors have a number of guides outlining the support available to students at university as well as information about University Bursaries for Estranged Students.

 

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