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Community Catalysts: Who are they and what do they do?

In November 2022 the Unite Foundation put out a job advert for two care-experienced or estranged students to support the growth of a new student community. They are known as Community Catalysts and their purpose is to help improve connections between, and build a sense of community for, care experienced and estranged students. 30th May 2023 Read

Running my First Ever Meetup: Behind the Scenes

At the end of last year, I ran a Christmas Eve Meetup in Newcastle for any estranged and care experienced students from the North-East. This was my first time running an event, so here is my exclusive behind-the-scenes story of what went on! 2nd March 2023 Read

This was Us at National Student Pride 2023

This year the This Is Us community and the Unite Foundation were at National Student Pride at the University of Westminster, London - along with two student ambassadors Liv and Kat - and King from the student social media team. 2nd March 2023 Read

How to create your own event with the This is Us Community

Have you thought about organising your own event or meet-up for care experienced and estranged students in your area? 19th January 2023 Read

How to Support your Care Experienced and Estranged Students this Christmas.

A practical guide aimed at all staff in Higher Education, to support your care experienced and estranged students this Christmas. 29th November 2022 Read

Community – a lifeline for care experienced and estranged students

This blog is in partnership with HEPI and has been co-authored by Unite Foundation’s Ira Hakim and a group of students and recent graduates who are care experienced and/ or estranged from their families. 25th October 2022 Read