Estranged students

Estranged Students Solidarity Week 2023, 27th November - 1st December

We are excited to be hosting our first Estranged Students Solidarity Week for students with little or no family support in collaboration with Greenwich Students' Union.

Students who attend any of the events this week will automatically enter into a prize draw to win a University Complete Starter Kit with 55+ items including kitchen, dining and bathroom utensils. For more information, contact

Information Session and Networking

Monday, 27th November

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Location: GSU Dreadnought Boardroom – Greenwich Campus

Information session offering advice and guidance in the following areas: GSU Advice, Student Finance, Wellbeing, Accommodation and Report + Support. There will be a 20min presentation covering each area, followed by pizza and drinks.

Eventbrite link: Estranged Students Solidarity Week - Information Session Tickets, Mon 27 Nov 2023 at 12:00 | Eventbrite

Coffee Networking Mornings (Avery Hill)

Monday - Friday throughout the week

Time: 10am – 11am

Location: The Dome - Avery Hill Campus

Each morning throughout the week, we will host workshops with GSU where students have the the opportunity to create friends, networks and engage in activities to discover support and not feel isolated or alone whilst studying at UoG. We invite students who are estranged or have little or no support from their family to attend any or all of the workshops between 10am – 11am, each day.

Estranged Students Network Lunch/Open Support Group

Wednesday,  29th November

Time: 12pm – 2pm

Location: Dreadnought Atrium – Greenwich Campus

We are hosting our first Estranged Students Network Lunch/Open Support Group at Greenwich Campus. This is an opportunity for students who are estranged or have little or no support from their family to meet, talk and encourage one another. This will be an open and supportive space. Refreshments/nibbles will be provided.

Estranged Students Network Morning (Medway)

In collaboration with the GS, the Student Engagement team have organised an Estranged Students Social get-together.

This is your invitation to join our estranged students complimentary social, including free snacks and hot drinks! This will be a great way to connect with fellow estranged students, with board games and crafts activities!

You don't have to stay for the whole time, please feel free to pop in even if you only have 5 minutes.

Please note, during the events for Estranged Students Solidarity Week, there is no need to share anything personal, this is just an opportunity for you to take part in activities and enjoy yourselves.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday 30th November

Time: 12pm-2pm

Location: The Hub, Mezzanine, Medway Campus

Keynote: Dr Becca Bland (former Estranged Student and avid campaigner on family estrangement)

Friday, 1st December

Time: 16:00-17:30

Location: Online - MS Teams, and in person Greenwich Campus

MS Teams link