Estranged Students

Estranged Students

At South Lanarkshire College we are committed to working with estranged students to understand the barriers they face and ensure that we support them in their chosen course of study. We fully recognise the additional barriers to learning that estranged students may face, without the support of a family network.

That is why we have signed up for the Stand Alone Pledge to show our support for estranged students and to highlight the services available to them within the College, with a focus on finance, mental health, accommodation and outreach.

Stand Alone Pledge Letter

Within our Student Services team the Guidance and Support Advisor will be your named staff contact and will provide tailored 1:1 support throughout your time at college. At South Lanarkshire College we work closely with both internal and external agencies to ensure you receive the advice and guidance required to help you move forward on your student journey. The type of support available can include:

  • Course options and assistance with completing the application and personal statement.
  • Arranging a visit to see the facilities to help with orientation.
  • Guidance and advice on funding, childcare, discretionary, accommodation and travel.
  • Introduction to the Learning Development team, if necessary.
  • Assistance with accessing additional support services, such as in-house counselling, pastoral support or mental health services.
  • Meeting with you regularly to review ongoing support.
  • Discuss how you are progressing with your studies and offer support towards your next steps after College.

If you would like further information on the support available to you, then please visit the Advice Centre and speak with a member of the Student Services team or self-refer by signing into the Student Portal and clicking on the ‘Estranged’ button. This will automatically generate a message to the Guidance & Support Advisor and they’ll contact you to discuss the tailored support available. Alternatively, you can contact the dedicated email and a member of the team will reply to you directly.

Useful Links
Stand Alone Pledge

Stand Alone