Student parents and carers
We know that going to university when you have children can be challenging. You’ll need to juggle childcare with your studies, and you may also plan on working.
Our support can help make everything easier to manage, so that you can focus on your studies.
You can talk to us about any problems with your timetable at the start of term, and discuss problems with your dedicated student support adviser at any time.
You'll also have access to two 24-hour libraries and a range of online learning materials, from lecture notes to digital books and journals.
If something unexpected happens, you could apply for a longer deadline through our Extenuating Circumstances Policy and Procedure (PDF 178Kb) so you don’t miss out.
We have a nursery at our Collegiate Campus. You can go to university with the peace of mind that your children will be looked after in a safe and caring environment. It’s open to children aged between six months and five years.
Extra support for carers
If you look after someone with an illness, disability or special educational needs, we will help you create a carers support plan. This gives you extra flexibility around deadlines, exams and your timetable.
Student parents and carers are one of the priority groups for our Student Success Scholarship. It’s extra money to help pay for your living costs, and you don’t need to pay it back.
You may also be able to apply for:
- Maintenance grant – if you have a low household income, you may be able to get this funding. You don’t have to pay it back.
- Hallam Hardship Fund – these one-off payments are there to help you through unexpected financial difficulties while you’re studying.