Estranged students can apply for the Access to Learning fund to help pay for books, IT equipment or anything else that might be required to aid a student’s learning – this is a grant of up to £250. Estranged students also have access to the Team Surrey Sports and Activity fund of up to £250, which supports them in accessing the Surrey Sports Park. And grants are available for estranged students to undertake a summer programme overseas through the International Engagement Office.


Estranged students are prioritised for accommodation on campus and they can access year-round accommodation, for a full 365 days. Estranged Students are also able to apply to the University's Guarantor Scheme.

Mental Health

The Student Success Team can provide estranged students with one-to-one pastoral support in the form of regular appointments and students can access information advice and guidance throughout their time at university. The team also offers a bespoke goals-setting resource for estranged students and proactive support and guidance for students who are at risk of withdrawal with long term pastoral 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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