The University offers a number of scholarships and bursaries, which in the case of the Scholarships can range in value from £1000 - £4000 per year of study, for which Estrangement is one of the eligibility criteria. The University offers financial support and advice throughout a student’s time with us, at both undergraduate or postgraduate level, including through a Hardship Fund.


The University offers support to all of the students staying in its halls of residence through its community centre and its always on-site staff team. The Student Experience team offer a range of opportunities for students to engage in social activities and to help them integrate into their community. The University can offer flexibility with accommodation, in halls of residence, in order to meet an estranged student’s circumstances. For example, students can often arrange to stay on in their room in halls during the vacation period. The University can also act as a guarantor for estranged students renting private accommodation.

Mental Health

The University offers a range of mental health support services, including an on campus counselling service, to all of its students. These services are operating online in response to COVID-19. The University runs a number of Well-being campaigns and engagement opportunities for students throughout the year.


The University offers both pre-entry and post-entry support for estranged students. The University is working to raise awareness of the issue of estrangement within its community and shares best practice through partnership working with other institutions across the North-East and the rest of Scotland.

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