Estranged Students: (Widening) Participation Postcards

Samia Singh (Illustrator), Yvette Taylor, Cristina Costa

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The ‘Estranged Students’ project aims to understand the challenges faced by estranged students. Funded by the Carnegie Trust and the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), work is already informing policy, to ensure these students feel as ‘at home’ and connected as their classmates. Estranged students are now being recognized as a new category of ‘widening participation’, in admissions policies, and in UCAS entry forms. This is just one important way forward, and urge more action on targeting isolation, stigma and a lack of resources. Being careful not to assume all students have families may make estranged students feel more seen and supported.

The postcard messages presented in this booklet were produced in our various workshops, conferences and seminars and are intended as training, support and information resources, images designed by Samia Singh.
Original languageEnglish
TypeEstrangement Postcard Booklet
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages116
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • estranged students
  • widening participation
  • teaching resource
  • pedagogy
  • images
  • Higher Education

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  • Projects

    Research Output

    Student estrangement in higher education: identity formation and the struggle against stigma

    Costa, C., Taylor, Y., Goodfellow, C. & Ecochard, S., 22 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Sociology of Education . 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Estranged Students: Illustrating the Issues

    Taylor, Y., Costa, C. & Singh, S., 21 May 2019, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.

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    Open Access
  • Estranged students in higher education: navigating social and economic capitals

    Costa, C., Taylor, Y., Ecochard, S. & Goodfellow, C., 2 Sep 2019, In : Cambridge Journal of Education. 50, p. 107-123 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Singh, S., Taylor, Y., & Costa, C. (2020). Estranged Students: (Widening) Participation Postcards. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde.