Support for Estranged Students

Estranged learners are young people studying without the support and approval of their family network. 

Please find below information to help support your journey into higher education.

This information was last updated in August 2021.


estranged students table showing the support available across universities in greater manchester

University Information

Named contact: Sophie Flieshman

Prospective students can contact-

Current students can contact-

University of Manchester Estranged Student Finance



Named contact: Ivan Hay –

Manchester Met Student Funding

Stand Alone Pledge:

Manchester Met Pledge


Named contact: Danielle Mannion –



University & Me: A Guide for Estranged Students

Download guide

Additional Resources

Stand Alone – impartial information and guidance about all aspects of being an estranged student in HE: 

Student Finance England – Estrangement Evidence Form:

Student Loans Company – research to repay for estranged students

UNITE Foundation Scholarship – national accommodation scholarship scheme for care leavers and estranged students:

UCAS Information for Estranged Students – specific Information, Advice and Guidance for estranged students thinking about higher education:

UoS Estranged Learner Guide- Guide highlighting the support available to those who are estranged when they are applying to university, or who become estranged during their studies