Unite Foundation

Evidence, reports and blogs

We work with partners to research university success for care leavers and estranged students; working to ensure they achieve their potential at university and beyond.

Our research and insight explores the challenges and opportunities experienced by young people from these populations and offers recommendations for sector development. Download our reports, or get in touch to talk about working together to support our scholars to succeed.

Research

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New Starts: The challenges of Higher Education without the support of a family network.

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Survival of the fittest: Centre for Social Justice report on improving life chances for care leavers.

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Unite Foundation Impact Report 2019: Our latest annual report on the activities and impact of The Foundation...

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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

The Progression Pathway