Unite Foundation

Positive Impact?

In February, we launched our new research report, delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam, StandAlone and Oxford University’s Rees Centre, at the Houses of Parliament.

The report brings together existing outcomes data with primary research and the voices of students themselves to understand how to improve access, participation and completion rates for care leavers and estranged students.

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Impact Report 2020


Our impact 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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Estranged Students Solidarity Week 2019


We proudly supported StandAlone’s annual campaign this year, addressing the key barriers to success for estranged students. We also worked with Unite Foundation graduate Paige Mackenzie who travelled across the UK speaking to some of our partner universities about how they encourage and support estranged young people throughout their studies.


Paige documented her week of interviews via a series of films, click on the link below to find out what she learned.

Watch Paige's Films

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…