Increasing support for estranged students


November 21st, 2022

The university has made a new commitment following work with a focus group of current estranged students and the support of Pro-Vice Chancellor, Sarah Speight.

The University of Nottingham has signed the Stand Alone Pledge in commitment to us reviewing and improving our support for estranged students – students who study without the support or approval of a family network. In addition to this, the Widening Participation and Outreach team have worked with Accommodation, Funding and Financial Support, Support and Wellbeing and the SU to ensure a wide and appropriate support package is on offer.  This work has been supported by Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience.

The new support measures include:

In addition to these new measures, we will continue to offer a dedicated pre-arrival contact, a space on our Kick Start induction programme, the option of accommodation for the whole year, and the waiving of a guarantor and upfront deposit for accommodation booked via the university accommodation portal.

To read more about our support options for estranged students head over to our estranged student support page.  For any queries about pre-entry support please contact Blake L  or for current students contact Liz Hodgson.  Members of the Support and Wellbeing team will be available in the Portland Building between 11-2pm on Tuesday 22 November to offer advice to current students.

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