The University of Surrey is planning priority access for estranged students to the hardship fund. We are also looking at creating an estranged student specific bursary for 2020/21.


Estranged students are prioritised for accommodation on campus and they can access year-round 365 accommodation. We are working on a guarantor scheme for estranged students from 2020/21. Estranged students are given special consideration for our summer placements abroad through our Global Engagement Team.

Mental Health

A dedicated Senior Support Officer is available to support estranged students. This staff member provides bespoke pastoral and welfare support.


Estranged students are a priority target group for all the University’s widening participation and outreach activity, including the Year 12 Residential Summer School Programme and year 12 Taster Days. We also have an admissions access scheme, In2Surrey, which is designed to support eligible students including those who are estranged, enter the university. It offers an alternative grade offer, access to on-campus events, an e-mentor and a scholarship of up to £1,500. We provide moving in support for estranged students and care leavers; students have a specific point of contact on moving in day and, from 2020/21, will receive a welcome pack upon arrival. We also have a dedicated Careers Advisor who supports estranged students. This staff member is available to signpost, provide advice and guidance on many careers related queries including advice on CV enhancement and preparation for assessment centres.

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