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Celebrating Change: 2 years of the Stand Alone Pledge

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On 19 October 2016 we officially launched the Stand Alone Pledge for higher education institutions. Some of you may remember the conference we held to mark that day: https://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/blog/Pages/the-stand-alone-pledge.aspx

Two years on the Pledge has made a significant difference to support for estranged students in individual higher education institutions. 50 universities and colleges across the UK have now taken the Stand Alone Pledge: data from SLC indicates that their support will reach around 30% of all officially recognised estranged students in English and Welsh HEIs. Data for Scottish HE institutions will be available next academic year.

This conference is a celebration of the sector's achievements across the UK over the past 2 years. We will be showcasing institutional examples of best practice, new projects and progress made in supporting estranged students and you will receive a copy of our Impact Report 2016-18. You will also hear from institutional researchers on the experience of estranged students in higher education.

But have we come far enough? Stand Alone doesn't believe we have. There is more the charity, policy makers and institutions need to do especially in our day and age of diverse family structures. Becca Bland, Stand Alone's CEO, will introduce our latest research on the role and importance of family relationships for students in UK higher education, and will outline our ambitious plans for the next three years.

Confirmed speakers:

Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation, OfS

Anne-Marie Canning MBE, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success, Kings College London

Becca Bland, CEO Stand Alone

Draft Agenda:

9.00am Registration

10.30am Welcome by Chair: Anne-Marie Canning MBE, Kings College London

10.35am Review of 2 years Pledge and where next? Launch of new Family Matters research report (tbc). Becca Bland, CEO, Stand Alone

11.15am OfS: Estranged students. Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office for Students

11.45am Research: The experience of estranged students in higher education. Dr Rachel Spacey, University of Lincoln and Amie Key, Durham University

12.15am Support for estranged students at Kings College London: the successes and challenges. Anne-Marie Canning MBE, Director of Social Mobility and Student Success, Kings College London

12.45pm LUNCH with audio/visual display of estranged student experiences

1.30pm Celebrating two years of the Pledge: the student voice (tbc)

2.30pm Workshop sessions

A: Kings College London and Kingston University: Encouraging an institutional approach to supporting estranged students

B: University of the West of England: Active vs Reactive - creating a culture change within your university

C: tbc

3.45pm Close of the main conference

4.00pm Awards and celebration

5.00pm Close

Programme draft at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change.

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