Unite Foundation


We have welcomed 90 new Foundation scholars this year, alongside our 154 returning students.

Welcome to you all!

A new report concerning care-experienced students in further and higher education in Scotland has been published through CELCIS, on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council.

The research is the work of the University of Strathclyde and the Rees Centre at the University of Oxford, and focuses on the barriers and enablers encountered by care-experienced students throughout their FE and HE studies, from application to graduation. It is the largest study of its kind to be undertaken in the UK, with over 400 participants contributing through an online survey.

The findings of the report will contribute to the development of new recommendations for processes and standards within the sector to improve the experiences of this group. The emphasis will be on working with organisations to further understand and support the emotional, practical and financial needs of care-experienced students in Scotland.

Read the report here...

What does support through university really mean to a care leaver or estranged student?

Jemima is a third year student at Sheffield Hallam University – here’s her personal take on what difference our scholarship has made…

Impact Report 2019


Our annual report shares the stories of our scholarship students, identifies new areas of activity and explores how the Foundation can positively influence care leaver and estranged student experience in Higher Education.

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Commissioned Research…

We are commissioning innovative research to help HE and relevant partners reach, understand and provide impactful support to care-experienced and estranged young people. We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background.

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