Student Wellbeing

Estranged Students

Support for Estranged Students

Newcastle University is committed to supporting estranged students throughout their academic life

An estranged student is someone who is studying without the emotional or financial support of a family network due to irreconcilable breakdown of contact.

Emotional Wellbeing Support

If you or someone that you know is an estranged student and requires emotional wellbeing support, please contact us on 0191 208 3333 or go to our Mental Wellbeing pages for further information about what support we can offer.

If you think you are in need of urgent support please click here for further information.

You can also call the above number (9am to 5pm Mon-Fri) or email our Wellbeing Consultancy team at

Financial Support

If you have any questions or need help applying to Student Finance as an estranged student please contact our Student Finance Advisers by emailing  The advisers can also help you to plan your finances, working with you to draw up a tailored budget based on your circumstances.

You may also be eligible to apply for discretionary funding made available by the University which would be paid in addition to the money you receive from Student Finance.  For more information about this visit our Financial Support web pages.

You can find out more about external support services at: