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Published, 7 November 2018

Scottish Funding Council commissions CELCIS to carry out survey

The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has commissioned CELCIS to conduct a survey of care-experienced students currently enrolled at colleges and universities in Scotland.

The survey will seek students' views on transitions, support, early leaving and the student experience, and its findings will help inform SFC and others about the views of current care-experienced students in relation to their engagement with study, their social and emotional wellbeing, and the support they receive.

Dr Graham Connelly, who is leading the research in CELCIS, said

'We're delighted that the SFC is supporting this research. Hearing directly from students about what helps and what hinders them in further and higher education is crucial in supporting colleges and universities to do more of what works, and to make sure every student has equity of access, regardless of their background'

Fiona Burns Assistant Director of SFC's Access and Outcomes team, said,

"The results of this survey will help people better understand care experienced students' engagement with college and university education in Scotland – and more importantly, tell us how we can improve the work we do alongside these institutions and organisations like Who Cares? Scotland to improve outcomes for care experienced students."

The survey will run from 27 November to 14 December and will be accessible on our website at

Once the survey is live we'll be sending out information on how to access it via our website and social media so please keep an eye out if you're a student with care experience or know someone who is.

Visit the Scottish Funding Council's website.


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