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Student Parents

The information on the following pages is for students with caring responsibilities for children. If you have decided to study at university whilst raising your family, then we hope you will find the following pages helpful. If you don't find the answers you are looking for, please contact us at transitions@dmu.ac.uk

Get Involved

We are keen to hear from current students who have parenting responsibilities to ensure we are meeting your needs and expectations. If you would like to get involved in shaping our provision for student parents please contact the Transitions Team on transitions@dmu.ac.uk.

You may also be interested in an up and coming guide for student parents, written by DMU Lecturer Dr Helen Owton.

Based on her own experience as a 'student parent', Studying As A Parent: A Handbook for Success, contains practical information and tips, for how to juggle commitments to support available and suggestions for future directions after study.

Helen says, "The handbook is also designed to reassure student parents that they are not alone. And throughout the book you will hear the voices of other students, describing the joys and delights of what works well, as well as cautioning you to try and avoid what doesn't work so well."

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