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The experiences of ‘estranged students’: Call for Participants

Published in Latest Posts, Method, Research Students, Social Justice, Theory by Cristina Costa on April 27, 2018

Participants are required for the following study:

The experiences of ‘estranged students’ beyond entry point

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“Estranged students” can be defined as a group of young adults who have unstable, minimal or no contact with either of their biological parents and/or their wider family networks. In the context of Scotland, estrangement status of HE students was only recognised in 2016 through initiatives supported by the charities Stand Alone and ButtleUK. To date, three Scottish universities have policy in place to support this group, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Glasgow and the University of West Scotland. Yet, very little is known about how these policies impact on the practices and lives of students. This research aims to start developing new understandings in this regard.

 

Who we are:

This research project conducted by Professor Yvette (University of Strathclyde), Dr Cristina Costa (University of West of England),  Ms Claire Goodfellow (claire.goodfellow@strath.ac.uk) and Ms Sidonie Ecochard (sidonie.ecochard@strath.ac.uk)

 

We are currently recruiting:

  • Higher Education students studying at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow who are not in contact with their biological or adoptive family

 

How to participate in the study:

  • You can contact Ms Claire Goodfellow to schedule an interview with us (see above her contact)

 

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Research conducted by the University of Strathclyde, School of Education, and funded by the Carnegie Trust and The Society for Research Into Higher Education

This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Strathclyde Ethics Committee

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Cristina is Associate Professor in Digital Education and Society in the Department of Education and Childhood, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. After completing a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, Cristina worked as an EFL teacher in the Portuguese Navy. During that period she developed an interest in Learning Technologies and completed an MPhil in Educational Technologies at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. In 2007 she moved to the UK to take up a post in the field of Learning and Research Technologies at the University of Salford. In February 2013 she completed her PhD study on The participatory web in the context of academic research: landscapes of change and conflicts. From March 2013 to March 2018 she worked as a Lecturer in Digital Education at the University of Strathclyde. She was named Learning Technologist of the Year 2010 by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).

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