Students with caring responsibilities
Loughborough University defines student carers as anyone who cares for a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and could not cope without your support. This definition does not include student parents caring for their children.
Our aim is to instil a sense of self-belief in our students, showing them just what can be achieved here at Loughborough. We work with multiple departments to ensure that wherever possible, students with caring responsibilities are offered flexible academic deadlines. We also support carers by helping them develop a personalised timetable to manage all of their competing commitments.
To recognise its work in supporting student carers, Loughborough University has been awarded the Carers Federation Quality Standard in Carer Support.
Wellbeing advisers support students with caring responsibilities and offer one-to-one appointments and group sessions.
Loughborough University works with a number of local and national charities including Voluntary Action South Leicestershire, the Learning and Work Institute, and the Carers Trust to help young carers progress through higher education.
For organisations and schools supporting young carers, our School and College Liaison team have devised a range of on-campus activities to give students a taste of the University experience at Loughborough. More information can be found on the School and College Liaison website. More information is also available on the UCAS website.