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At Staffordshire University, we realise that many of our students are parents. The information included on this page is aimed at supporting you as a student with children throughout your academic journey.

General support information

The University's current student section has support information on a range of topics for all students, including student parents

Academic Support

If you feel you need academic support, this is available to you on the Academic Skills page.

Several lengths of appointment are available.

  • Standard appointments are 30 minutes
  • If it is your first appointment, or you feel you need more time, you may book an Extended appointment which will provide an hour's personal tuition
  • Quick discussions of 15 minutes are also available

All appointments are currently online due to currently measures in place to combat Covid-19.
Make an appointment

Student Inclusion Team 

Staffordshire University is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential. For this to happen we recognise that students may, from time to time, require support. Student Inclusion Team can provide individually tailored support.

To book an appointment with a Student Inclusion Advisor please use the Booking form.

If you have caring responsibilities or care for a child with disabilities, you may also be eligible for additional support so please do get in touch:

Tel: 01782 294977

Email: student-inclusion@staffs.ac.uk 

Appointments will generally be via Microsoft Teams or by telephone, unless you are asked to come onto campus.

Careers and Personal Development

We appreciate that you may need to work alongside your studies. The Careers and Personal Development team  can do everything to help you not just onto the careers ladder, but up it too. Everything from CV building, interview training and assessment tools, to work shadowing opportunities and the chance to get work experience and temporary jobs from our recruitment and employment agency, Unitemps.

Careers can be accessed at careers@staffs.ac.uk

International Students

For international student parents, the Student Support and Experience (International) team aim to provide you with support, guidance and help right from the day you arrive in the UK to the day you graduate.

To book an appointment with a Student Support and Experience (International) Advisor please use the booking form 

Library

 

Staffordshire University has a wide range of resources available to you as a student. More information about the resources can be found on the Library Services webpage.

There are subject specific librarians that can provide you with support in identifying appropriate resources for your area of study – for more information visit Subject Librarians.

Nursery facilities

The University have an on campus childcare facility that caters for children from birth to five years.

There are a range of sessions available to meet with your study and work needs and the nursery are happy to give you plenty of time to talk through your options so that you can make an informed decision on the care of your child.

However the nursery can be in demand and operates a waiting list system, so we would advise you to organise a visit and request a place as soon as possible.

View our latest OFSTED Report for Staffordshire University Nursery.

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Student Finance

As a student with children or dependent adults you may qualify for extra financial support from Student Finance e.g. none repayable grants.

For more info: Funding and Financial Support.

Student Support and Experience (Money & Guidance) Advisors 

The Student Support and Experience (Money & Guidance) Advisors can provide you with information and support on a range of topics related to student finance and academic regulations

For more info: Money & Guidance Advisors

Students' Union

The Students’ Union is a member led organisation that strives for the best experience for students. The Union is here to represent and support you as well as offer great social spaces for you to enjoy.

Students' Union
College Road,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST4 2DE

Reception open 8am - 8pm weekday
Tel: 01782 29462
Email: union@staffs.ac.uk

Students' Union Student Advice Centre

The Student Advice Centre provides free, factual, confidential, independent and impartial advice.

Their aim is to empower students to create their own best experience.

You can contact the Student Advice Centre by popping into the reception, by phone or by email to confirm Adviser availability.

There are also drop-in Advice Point sessions which take place between 10am and 3pm, Mon - Fri (please note these are not pre-bookable appointments).

Reception Opening Times
Mon - Fri 8:30am - 8pm (Term time only - shorter hours apply in vacation periods)

Student Advice Centre (above the Ember Lounge),
College Road,
Stoke-on-Trent,
ST4 2DE

Tel: 01782 29462
Email: sac@staffs.ac.uk

Totum

Totem is a student discount card, which gives you access to over 200 UK student discounts.

More information about the discounts available and how to buy the card are available at Totum - NUS Card