Are universities heteronormative in the support that they provide? A focus on those LGBTQ+ learners from a care experienced or estranged background.

 David Metcalf from University of Sunderland is conducting research as part of his Masters; MSc Inequality and Society.

The aims of the research are to examine the experiences of care experienced and estranged students and the intersection with their sexuality and gender identity. Evaluating whether the support they receive at university is from a heteronormative approach. Its aim is to highlight the impact this intersection can have on support needs and inform practice moving forwards.

He would appreciate it if you could share this survey with the care experienced and estranged students you support. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete my online. All responses are anonymous and you do not have to be an LGBTQ+ identifying student to complete it.  The deadline for the questionnaire is 30th July 2021.

Survey Here

David is also looking for four practitioners, who currently work with care experienced and estranged students within HE, to volunteer to take part in a semi-structured one hour 1-2-1 interview in July.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer your time please do not hesitate to contact David on [email protected].

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