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 al...

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The Stand Alone Pledge - celebrating 2 years: 08 November 2018

On 19 October 2016 we officially launched the Stand Alone Pledge for higher education institutions. Some of you may remember the conference we held to mark that day.
Two years on the Pledge has made a significant difference to support fo...

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Supporting Estranged Students in Scotland: 09 July 2018

Five HE Providers in Scotland have currently taken the Stand Alone Pledge to develop their support provision for estranged students: 3 universities and 2 FE colleges. This conference heard from these institutions about how they work to supp...

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Engaging Estranged Students: 06 March 2018

Reaching estranged students and involving them in university life is key to a positive and successful higher education experience. A number of universities that have taken the Stand Alone Pledge will talk about ways to overcome the challenges of enga...

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Action on Accommodation: 17 November 2017

Finding reliable accommodation while studying at higher education is high on estranged students' list of priorities. Many students who do not have support from a family network find themselves in difficult living situations and may be at risk of home...

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Stand Alone / HELOA CPD: 23 October 2017

This joint Stand Alone / HELOA  Professional Development Conference on 'Supporting Estranged Students into Higher Education' is aimed at practitioners in admissions and outreach.
Stand Alone will give an outline of who estranged students are ...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing: 05 May 2017

31 delegates from 18 different universities and organisations attended the Stand Alone training conference  hosted and chaired by the University of Wolverhampton.
The morning focused on research. Stand Alone discussed elements of our research...

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Outreach and Transition: 10 February 2017

Reaching young people who are living apart from their families or who are considering moving away from a destructive family situation through outreach is a challenge.
Four estranged HE students talked from their own experience of choosing and appl...

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Best practice conference: 19 October 2016

"How do you fund bursaries for estranged students? Which budget does the summer accommodation bursary come from? Can we add a tick box to help identify estranged students to our enrolment form? How can we link up better with our wellbeing team?"

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