Unite Foundation

Higher education can be a transformative experience for care leavers.

We now have emerging findings for one strand of a research project we have commissioned. The wider project looked at the experiences of care-experienced (and estranged) students and the professionals supporting them, but this strand focused specifically on what happened after graduation using national data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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…

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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Some thoughts on Christmas

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite fun and creative ways you can spend your day…

Find out what they are