Images of research: Progress through partnership

Learning but lost

Category: Collaboration for impact

Cartoon-style image of a lonely person standing in a darkened room looking out of the window at people outside

Accommodation is central to many students’ sense of belonging and ’home’, as is family contact and support. But for those who are estranged, student life can be quite isolating. Working with charity, Stand Alone, Strathclyde researchers aim to understand the challenges and discrimination faced by estranged students. Work is already informing policy discussions at the Scottish Parliament, to ensure these students feel as ‘at home’ and connected as their classmates.

Entrant: Yvette Taylor , Education

Copyright: Yvette Taylor

Funding: Carnegie Trust / Society for Research into Higher Education

Collaborators: Samia Singh - helped design creative publication (booklet) cover


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