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Support for estranged students

If you are a confirmed Independent (estranged) student the Student Success team are here to support you.

Support for Independent (Estranged) students

Independent (Estranged) students are people between the ages of 18-24 studying without the support of their parents (biological, step or adoptive parents), due to a breakdown in those relationships. This is likely to be permanent.

Estranged student status is confirmed through Student Finance England (or relevant awarding body) via the University's Student Finance team. Visit the Stand Alone website to find out how estranged student status is assessed by Student Finance England.

What can we offer you? 

The Student Success team are dedicated to supporting you to be successful in your journey at Herts at beyond. If you are a confirmed Independent (Estranged) student (18-24 and ‘Home’ fee status) studying an undergraduate degree, you’ll have access to:

  • Personalised support – including a dedicated point of contact, individual advice and guidance, and access to 1-1 coaching
  • Financial support – including a bursary worth £1800 per year of undergraduate study
  • Accommodation – access to year-round accommodation
  • Opportunities – including the Go Herts Award and part-time work opportunities

Find out more on our website: www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/our-students/widening-access-and-student-success/student-success/students-we-support/independent-estranged-students  

Contact the Student Success team

If you'd like more information or to have a chat about how we can support you please email our dedicated inbox independent-estranged@herts.ac.uk.

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