Who are estranged students and how can we support you?
If you are irreconcilably estranged from both of your biological or adoptive parents or only living parent, then you would be considered an estranged student.
University can be daunting for any student, but if you do not necessarily have common support structures at home to help you, this can add extra presssure.
We are aware that through your journey so far, you have developed great strength, resilience and a determination to succeed. We want to help you achieve all that you are capable of, by working with you to provide the opportunities you need to make that happen.
At UHI Inverness we have a caring and friendly support team who are there to provide support and guidance.
Your first point of contact is our Access and Transitions Coordinator's, Amanda Campbell and Viv Mackie who can make sure the right people are there for you.
How can we help?
Amanda and Viv can provide a wide range of support, such as;
- Help with planning and preparing for future study pathways
- Support to create flexible study options
- Introductory visits and tours of the building
- Help with funding applications
- Access to Health and Wellbeing specialists
- Signposting to external support services
- Support settling into college life and getting the most out of your student experience
- General advice and guidance
Amanda Campbell - 07385433438
Schools of Study-Care Health and Wellbeing, Engineering, Apprentices, Education and Applied Sciences and the LEEP programme
Viv Mackie - 07385 945744
Schools of Study-Creative Arts, Supported Education, ESOL, Business Computing and Administration, Construction and The Built Environment, Hospitality and School of Forestry
As an institution we have signed the Stand Alone Pledge, which commits us to supporting students studying without the support or approval of a family network. You can access our Pledge letter on the Stand Alone website.
External support for people that are estranged: