Student Parenting

Balancing books and a baby.


Student Parenthood: I Don’t Know How I Did It

When I was in my third year at university, juggling the responsibilities of looking after a newborn with the pressures of essay deadlines, I’d often hear “I don’t know how you do it”. My standard response was to smile blithely, shrug my shoulders and say “it’s no big deal”. At […]


My Student Parent Story

Today, I’m sharing my own Student Parent Story. If you’ve followed my blog from the beginning, you’ll know a lot of it – but it occurred to me that I’ve never condensed the full story into one single post. If you haven’t read my blog before, I’ll introduce myself. I’m […]


GUEST POST: Student Parent Stories with Eps And Amy

Welcome to Student Parent Stories, part of The Student Parent Survival Guide! Here I’ll be featuring stories, anecdotes and experiences from parents at all stages of education – whether they’re studying currently, have already finished or are considering it! Today’s guest blog comes from Amy, who blogs at Eps And Amy, and was […]


Supporting Parents In Higher Education

This is part of my series on what we can do to support young parents in the UK to realise their full potential and put an end to stigma. For the rest of the series, click here.  A common misconception about young parents is that they lack ambition. One of […]


Taking A Toddler To Graduation 6 Comments

Daf graduated yesterday! It was a really lovely day. His parents came to watch the ceremony, we took lots of pictures and celebrated and went out for a meal afterwards, and it was lovely to celebrate Daf’s achievements. However, like many aspects of life with a toddler, it didn’t quite go to […]