Written by Ola Szaran

Chief Marketing Officer

Image source: (Samia Singh (Illustrator), Yvette Taylor, Cristina Costa), https://pureportal.strath.ac.uk/en/publications/estranged-students-widening-participation-postcards 

On the 5th of May we hosted our weekly briefing, and this time with a very special guest, Susan Mueller, HE director at Stand Alone joined us to talk about their work on supporting estranged students and care leavers through the covid-19 pandemic. 

The session was packed with information, but if you re interested in the key insights, here’s the summary: 


  • Estranged students are facing additional challenges because of  the pandemic.
  • Student Finance applications for estranged students are still being processed. 
  • There are multiple avenues of support (Charities , Universities, UCAS, OFS)
  • The independent team at SLC – estrangement assessors are currently accepting unsigned form, as long as they came from a @ac.uk address.


For more information from this session, you will find the full presentation here.

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