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 Inverness College UHI 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, Amanda Learmonth who can make sure the right people are there for you.
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: