Additional Resources

This section signposts people with care-experience to a variety of supportive resources.

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EaCEs handbook

The EaCES UK Handbook is an invaluable resource created by Estranged and Care Experienced students. There’s a twitter community you can connect with too.

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This support directory allows people to search by their location and support needs. This is a fabulous resources that can signpost you to support in the UK.

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Live, Learn, Grow is based at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. It was the first program in Australia to support care experienced people to access and participate in higher education. They provide support with finding accommodation, access to employment on campus as well as academic and social support.

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Uni:fy by rees centre

The Rees centre offer an array of different support for people with care experience. Uni:Fy is a virtual community of care experienced people (of all ages!) at University. Contact for further details.

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Raising expectations

Raising Expectations is an Australian organisation that supports young people in care and care leavers to aspire to tertiary education. Raising Expectations provides a newsletter, confidential chats and information about financial & other support.

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The Why Not You Project was founded in 2016 by former foster kid, Anastasia Glushko. Anastasia was made a ward of the Australian state when she was 12. She has studied at the Australian National University and Oxford University in the UK and set up the Why Not You website to provide information about the support available to Australian care leavers wanting to study at university.

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ASSOCIATION of working-class academics

ACWA is an international group offering support to colleagues from working-class backgrounds. They provide informal group discussions, newsletters, seminars, monthly meetings, and conferences.

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The Working-Class Studies Association began at Youngstown State University, Ohio back in the 1990s. They now have members across the world, including scholars, activitists, poets, teachers & artists. They offer conferences, a blog, mentoring and publications.

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Some classic books others have found helpful:

CL Dews (1995) This Fine Place So Far From Home: Voices of Academics From the Working Class

Brian Jackson & Dennis Marsden (1973) Education & the Working Class.

John McMillan (1998) Coming to Class. Pedagogy & the Social Class of Teachers

Kenneth Oldfield & Richard Johnson (2008) Resilience. Queer Professors from the Working Class

Jake Ryan & Charles Sackrey (1995) Strangers in Paradise: Academics from the Working Class

Michelle Tokarcyk & Elizabeth Fay (1993) Working-Class Women in the Academy: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory

Kathleen Welsch (2004) Those Winter Sundays: Female Academics & Their Working-Class Parents

Let’s build something together.

Please let us know if you have any other good resources to add to this page for people with care-experience working and studying in HE!

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