We offer specific support to estranged students. Estranged students are young people studying without the support of a family network, usually due to a long-term breakdown in the relationship with their parents or guardians.
This page and the linked documents outlines the support we offer to current students.
Throughout your studies you will always have a named contact from the Student Support Team. If you are a current student this will either be Jabeen Akram or Ailsa Skelly who you can reach on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a prospective student, your named contact before you arrive is Emma Lewis-Kalubowila who you can reach on email@example.com.
Jabeen and Ailsa both do the same role, so you can speak to either one of them if your assigned contact is unavailable. They can:
Emma Ailsa Jabeen
If you are an estranged student, you should be classed as an independent student when applying for Student Finance which could mean that you will receive the maximum tuition fee and maintenance loan. You will need to complete a Confirmation of Estrangement Form and provide evidence to Student Finance of your estrangement. If you are having any difficulties with this, you can email your named contact on firstname.lastname@example.org. You will might also be eligible for: