A student carer is a student of any age who provides unpaid support to someone who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner, or friend who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
This could also be long-term or short-term care. Short-Term could be something such as supporting someone with recovery following an accident and Long-Term can be helping someone with a long-term illness.
We understand that sometimes this may bring additional pressures and challenges to your life and study at University and we encourage you to get in touch and find what support is available for you.