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    If you are irreconcilably estranged from both your parents, you are a UK student who is under 25 and you are considering full-time undergraduate study at Oxford Brookes, there is a lot of additional support that the University can offer you.

    Student bursary and 52 week guaranteed accommodation

    For students starting in September 2019, Brookes offers a £2,000 a year bursary (this does not have to be paid back) to those students who meet the estranged student criteria, as well as 52-weeks guaranteed accommodation in one of our Halls of Residence. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for the bursary.

    Dedicated member of staff

    We have a dedicated member of staff, Matt Hayes, who can support you as an estranged student. This can include being the first point of contact for a support worker, if you have one. To find out more about the support Matt can offer, watch the video below.

    Matt can provide advice and guidance to you before you start your course and throughout your journey at Oxford Brookes University and can assist you on a range of issues such as:

    • Personal support
    • Funding and money management
    • Teaching and learning support
    • Liaising with Student Finance to ensure they treat you as an independent student to make certain you get the maximum funding you are entitled to.

    Support meeting

    Once you have been offered a place with us, you can talk to Matt to discuss any concerns you might have about the transition to university life. You can also bring along your support worker to any meetings (or whoever you feel most comfortable with).

    Contact

    Please contact our Student Welfare Adviser, Matt Hayes, for further information at studentwelfare@brookes.ac.uk.