Estranged Students in Higher and Further Education

Yvette Taylor, Cristina Costa

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Abstract

Estranged students can be defined as a group of young adults who have unstable, minimal or no contact with their parents and/or their wider family networks. In the context of the Scotland, estrangement status among students was only recognized in 2016 through campaigning initiatives supported by Stand Aloneand Buttle UK. To date, only seven Scottish Universities and Colleges have explicit policies in place to support this groupas signatories to the Stand Alone Pledge.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • estrangement
  • students
  • further and higher education
  • widening participation

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