Coronavirus briefing note

Students without family support

Working with universities, colleges and other stakeholders, the Office for Students (OfS) is producing a series of briefing notes on the steps universities and colleges are taking to support their students during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The notes do not represent regulatory advice or guidance, stipulate particular approaches, or endorse the actions of specific institutions. Their focus is on sharing ideas and responses, and signposting to further information. They reflect current information as at date of publication in a rapidly evolving situation.

This briefing note looks at the practical steps universities and colleges are taking to help students without family support during the pandemic and beyond.

14 May 2020
Published 14 May 2020
Last updated 13 November 2023
13 November 2023
Updated hopeline link
24 July 2020
Updated to amend a figure on the proportion of care leavers going onto higher education.
10 June 2020
Two new NNECL links added to the 'Information and resources' section

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