Student Support Policies

Expecting a baby or have caring responsibilities, and wondering how you will manage your studies as well? Find out more about how the University can support you in these situations.

Expecting a Baby

If you are pregnant, or the partner of someone who is pregnant, or in the process of adopting a child, the University recognises that you may require some time off and some special arrangements so you don’t lose track of your studies.

The SRC has helped the University put together a Student Maternity, Maternity Support and Adoption Policy which gives guidance to students and staff on what to do and what to expect in these situations.

If you have any queries about this policy, contact your Adviser of Studies, or the SRC Advice Centre.

Caring responsibilities

If you provide emotional or practical support to a friend, relative or neighbour who is unable to manage alone, and you think this might have an impact on your studies, then the University recognises that some special arrangements may need to be made. The University’s Student Carers’ Policy will come into operation in 2011-12. This policy was developed in conjunction with the SRC and gives guidance to students and staff on what to do and what to expect in these circumstances.

If you have any queries about this policy, contact your Adviser of Studies, or the SRC Advice Centre.