Estranged Students

Estranged Student Solidarity Week

(25 – 29 November 2019)

Thank you for your support for estranged students!

The aim of this week is to raise awareness of estrangement and start discussion on how we can support students with difficult, or different, family backgrounds. This is open to all students, including those considering enstragement, are estranged or wanting to find out more on how to support those who are. We also aim to raise awareness of the support on offer at the Guild.

Would you like to share your experience?


All Week

The Guild have designed a Facebook frame that students and society committee members can add to their Facebook and twitter profile pictures which will show their solidarity with estranged students. Throughout the week we will be publishing blogposts and materials pertaining to difficult family relationships, how it can impact our work, and how we can mitigate against this. We encourage societies to tweet/post their support.

Specific days

Thu 21st November

Pledge Signing and Information Stall
21st November 9am - 4pm
Large pledge for students, staff and societies to sign their support in include estranged students in their events.

Mon 25th November

Society Discussion Forum
25th November 6pm - 7pm
Sunday Blake (Guild), and following Guild societies, included but not limited to: UpReach, Postgraduate Society, Nightline, The Nooma Project, Mind Your Head, University of Exeter YMCA, Exeter Bright Futures.

Tue 26th November

Estranged Students Brunch
26th November 10:30am - 1pm
Grove Diner
Free brunch for estranged students, or students considering estrangement to find out what support there is for them through the University and the Guild.

Thu 28th November

Estranged Student Peer Support
28th November 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Chaplaincy, Old Library
This will be a relaxed, informal, and confidential environment for peer discussion and experience sharing on estrangement. It will be student only with no Guild staff or University staff present.

For more information visit our Advice Widening Participation pages.

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