We are committed to providing a range of support for students with carer responsibilities.
As defined in the Carer recognition Act 2010, you are a carer if you provide personal care, support and assistance to another individual who needs it due to disability, medical condition or mental illness. See Part 1, section 5 of the Coursework policy for more information.
In the event of unexpected primary carer responsibilities, you can apply for special consideration or an adjustment to your timetable.
You will need to provide one of the following documents accompanied by relevant supporting documents:
If you have ongoing caring responsibilities for another person (who has a disability, medical condition, mental health condition, or who is aged and frail) you can register with Inclusion and Disability Services.
They can work with you to develop an individual academic plan, outlining your support needs for each semester. You then won’t need to re-apply for special consideration for each individual academic activity.
For any questions about this, contact the Inclusion and Disability Services team.
If you would like to speak to our Wellbeing team about managing your caring responsibilities alongside your studies, complete our registration team and a clinician will call you to discuss your support needs.
Other support services available to assist you: