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Estranged Students Solidarity Week

Are you not in contact with family? This is referred to as ‘estrangement’.

It’s Estranged Students Solidarity Week 25-29 November.


Many students at Queen Mary either don’t have family, or are not in contact with them. Lack of family support can cause serious challenges with practical matters such as accessing funding and accommodation.

Queen Mary has taken a pledge with the charity Standalone to support our estranged students, meaning that there is lots of support available throughout your course to help you get the funding you are eligible for, to help you find accommodation, to support you academically, and emotionally.

If you are in the process of separating from your family, we can support you through the transition to living independently and try to help you minimise the impact on your studies.

There is information on the Queen Mary Advice and Counselling Service website about the confidential support available for –

Students who are without family support

Students who have been in care

You are invited to contact the Advice and Counselling confidentially and let them know of anything you would like advice or support with, and they will be happy to help you.



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