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Explore moving away from home and finding support

  • 17 August 2021
  • 19 min listen

Many students move away from home to study at university; some receive a lot of support from their parents and relatives, some now need to live completely independently. 

Ruth is estranged from her parents, and in this episode talks through her experiences of moving to university and learning to support herself as an independent student.

Talking through her experiences of independent living, Ruth discusses the ‘fresh start’ that university gave her, as well as the importance of the friends she made, and the life skills she has gained.

The From Our Experience series has been part funded by the Southern Universities Network (SUN). The Southern Universities Network is a collaborative partnership comprising universities, local authorities, colleges and schools in Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. The SUN provides higher education activities to select schools and colleges as part of the Uni Connect Programme, an Office for Students-funded initiative.

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