Welcome to our website for student parents – the one stop shop for all parents currently studying. This is a helpful community website for parents of all ages in education. Whether you are starting out at University or returning to college whilst juggling parenthood this is the place to find advice and get in touch with like minded people.
We are all students ourselves, with friends at university with children. We have witnessed first-hand how difficult it can be to balance babies and books, and so thought we’d set up a website to lend a virtual hand to those who need it.
We know there are websites out there where you can speak to experts, who can tell you how to manage your money, or give practical advice, but we wanted to create a space where you can speak to others who know what you’re going through on a more personal level, and share advice and experience. We wanted to expose what life as a student parent really is and the problems that are faced everyday. This website is to give student parents a voice.
It’s also a chance to meet up and socialise with others, arrange events and share photo’s and stories. Overall, this website is a place for you, so if you have any suggestions of what you want out of this site, please contact us and let us know.
This site was created by five student journalists currently studying at City University. When asked to develop a website as part of our course our immediate thoughts turned to helping our peers who were combining an intense course with raising a child. We wanted to provide a network of support and advice for all student parents out there. Thus, Student Parents was born.
Katie is an MA TV Journalism student at City University and is currently working as a freelance investigative journalist.
Prior to embarking on the TV MA at City, Katie studied History at the University of Manchester and after graduating became a Project Coordinator for a Government Education Initiative working to get disadvantaged students to study at higher education level. Katie has a particular interest in political and education journalism and has written and contributed to a number of articles for educational publications.
By day Rebecca is an MA TV Journalist but by night she is a glamorous waitress at a child-friendly restaurant in Greenwich.
Before embarking on this course at City, Rebecca was a production manager for an advertising production company and worked with brands such as MINI cars, Johnson and Johnson, Flybe airlines and Red Bull. When not directing her own short films she writes for the TV network Step2TV and the female student blogsite HerUni.com.
Currently studying for a Masters in TV Journalism at City University having gained a degree in Politics from Durham. She is a proud godmother of one year old Joshua. Her best friend Sophie gave birth at the beginning of her final year at University in York.
Lillie is also studying an MA in TV Journalism.
Before attending City, Lillie worked for the press department at the RSPCA whilst studying Literature at Exeter University. She also worked closely with the student Welfare Officer at University, to help set up facilities for struggling students.
Saskia is also a Television Journalism MA student at City University and also freelances at the BBC when her busy schedule allows it. She has a history degree from Warwick University and is the daughter of a (mature) student parent. She has a young nephew and niece and can’t imagine what it must be like to be a parent, let alone a student parent – but aims to find out…