Support for students who are estranged from their families

Estranged students are those studying without the support of a family network. People in this position often have no contact at all with their family. They have removed themselves from a dysfunctional situation. If this applies to you, we can offer information, advice and support.

Practical and wellbeing support

Our Student Support Advisers (SSAs) have knowledge and experience of supporting students who are estranged from their families. Our team's support focuses on limiting any impact that student's estrangement might have:

  • on their university experience
  • on the outcome of their studies.

Any student, or a third party acting with the student's consent, can ask for help using our support request form.

Arranging accommodation

Our SSAs can help you to arrange accommodation in our halls of residence over the summer. If you'd like this support, complete our short support request form.

You can also choose to return to halls in your second and final years. Find out more about NTU accommodation.

Financial support and advice

You may be eligible to receive the NTU Estranged Student Bursary. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

You many be able to apply to NTU's Discretionary Hardship Fund if you:

  • are experiencing financial hardship
  • identify as estranged
  • do not qualify for independent status on the grounds of estrangement.

Money management workshops

Join our Managing Money Workshop and learn how to budget at university.

Find out more about financial support or email the financial support team.

Further information

Stand Alone supports adults estranged from their family or key family members. They have an advice centre for students.

NTU have taken the Stand Alone Pledge in 2020/21.

  • Last updated: 15/09/2021