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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Contrary to what you might read in the comments of a Daily Mail article, the answer to that question is not “a job”, “a kick up the arse” or “forcible sterilization”, charming as those suggestions may be. Attitudes are slowly changing, but society still has a major attitude problem towards […]
This week, Daf talks about the trials and tribulations of studying with a young baby, and has some advice for anyone who thinks they can’t go to university because of their parenting commitments.