Estranged Students

Current Students

The University of Liverpool has taken the 'Stand Alone' pledge to support students who are estranged from their families.  We believe that students who are studying without the support or approval of a family network, should not be held back from succeeding in Higher Education.  As such the University provides a range of support for Estranged students including a central point of contact in Student Welfare Advice and Guidance and a financial bursary.

Potential applicants

The Widening Participation and Outreach team at the University of Liverpool has a well-established support programme for young people who have faced a Disrupted Education. We would like to engage with young people who have the potential to progress to university, but due to disruptions within their education, may face barriers when considering higher education.

The University of Liverpool can offer the following support to young people who have experienced
a disruption to their education:

  • Bespoke information and guidance from designated outreach staff to support transition to university
  • Support with transport to enable participation in the University’s Open Days and Applicant Discovery Days on campus
  • Opportunity to apply to work as a Student Advocate with the University’s Outreach team.

For further information on what Widening Participation and Outreach can offer, please contact Ben Toleman:


Disrupted Education Programme Flyer