Student parents

The policy on support for students who are parents or carers gives guidance on managing the impact that caring responsibilities may have on a student's attendance, and on the level of flexibility that may be appropriate.

The Equality Service provides information, support and help for students who are parents. They provide guidance on the following areas:

  • A summary of the key responsibilities 
  • Whether a student needs to notify their school or department
  • The implications and impact on study
  • How to determine an appropriate level of flexibility, and support for staff in doing this
  • Support and available facilities
  • Further information.

 The Policy

The policy on support for students who are parents or carers describes the University's approach to supporting students who care for children or dependent adults.