Resources & Research


Focus on access and retention: risk for students who are estranged or disowned by their family

Read about the experiences of 584 students defined by Student Loans Company as estranged from their parents. The report includes findings about pre-entry, accommodation, finance, mental health, student support and retention. ...

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New Starts

Read about the similarities and differences between care leavers and estranged students. What characteristics do the group share? What are the differences? 
Stand Alone and the Unite Foundation, 2015

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University of Cambridge: Hidden Voices Student Analysis

Read about the background of estranged students and the reasons that young people break contact with a family and their chances of reconciliation. 2016

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Hidden Voices - Estrangement in Adulthood

As study into the experiences of people affected by a breakdown in relationships with family or a key family member.
University of Cambridge, 2016

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