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Target Audience: University staff, PGR students, Strath Union staff and execs.
This online session will introduce you to key considerations in relation with participation and inclusion of estranged students in higher education. This session has been particularly designed for staff/PGRs involved in teaching, learning and assessment and those in professional services and support roles. Whatever your current level of knowledge and experience, you are encouraged to join us for this short session.
There is increasing evidence to suggest that estranged students face significant challenges studying and working in higher education. While the University of Strathclyde was the first university in Scotland to sign the Stand Alone Pledge to support estranged students, this group of students remains little understood.
Drawing on research projects’ findings and recommendations, this session will introduce participants to the main considerations when supporting estranged students. While it is of course important to respect the individuality of each student, there are a number of common experiences and barriers that can be encountered by estranged students. We will then examine the ways in which we can both support estranged students and drive sustainable change in our classrooms, departments, and faculties, and directorates.
Session outcomes/ objectives:
- Increased understanding of the key challenges and barriers faced by estranged students
- Increased understanding of the policy and provision relating to estranged students at the University of Strathclyde
- Identify specific elements or practices that can be developed to be more inclusive of estranged students
Delivered By: Equality and Diversity Office, with the Widening Access team