Stand Alone conference Wales: 07 May 2019

Developing support for estranged students in higher education in Wales, Cardiff University

Estranged students are young people studying without the support and approval of a family network. Young people in this position often have no contact at all with their family and have removed themselves from a dysfunctional situation. It is undoubted that students who are estranged from their family struggle to progress to and succeed in Higher Education.

Stand Alone Charity works with the higher education sector across the UK to improve outcomes for estranged students who are living independently and studying without family support. In 2016 we launched the Stand Alone Pledge.

This Welsh conference will showcase examples of best practice, you will hear from current estranged students and explore together what Welsh higher education providers and the HE sector in Wales as a whole can do for estranged students to enhance access, retention and success.

Who is the conference for? Staff from across universities, colleges, student unions, and Welsh Government interested in understanding better the issues affecting estranged students.

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