Resources & Research


Stand Alone Pledge evaluation tender July 2022

Stand Alone charity is seeking a researcher affiliated to a UK university to undertake a short evaluation of the Pledge. The Stand Alone Pledge is an institutional commitment to recognising and developing support for estranged students as outlin...

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Postgraduate study support survey July 21

Read the summary of our survey of university postgraduate study support for estranged students (June 21).

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Estranged Student Data by HEI for AY 2021/22

Find out how many students officially assessed as estranged by SLC and SAAS were studying at your institution:
England, Wales & NI: Estranged students & care leavers by HEP is available on the website at:

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The EaCes Handbook

The EaCes Handbook for estranged students
This Handbook was created by current Estranged and Care Experienced Students (EaCES) in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, to summarise all of the advice and information we know about to support students ...

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Covid 19 and Family Estrangement

Covid 19 and Family Estrangement: A closer look at how broken family relationships have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Financial Implications of Covid 19

A second joint survey of students without family support to investigate the financial implications of Covid 19 on this cohort of students over the summer months, with recommendations to Government. The survey closed on 25 May 2020 and received over 4...

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Covid 19 survey

UK-wide survey of higher education students without family support to understand the challenges they are facing during Covid 19

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What Happens Next

Transitioning out of Higher Education: Barriers and challenges for students estranged from their families
This report looks into the barriers for estranged students on transitioning out of HE with recommendations to HEIs, government and employers....

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Family Matters

An exploration of the role and importance of family relationships for students in UK higher education. Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University, 2018

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Impact Report 2016-18

 The Stand Alone Higher Education project started in 2016, including the Stand Alone Pledge which we launched in October 2016. The project is funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and this report summarises the achievements of the first...

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