Case Study – Greer Harris

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Not many parents of teenagers start studying for their degree in their 50s. Greer Harris is the exception however. (more…)

Case Study – Sophie and Phil Mason

Sophie and Phil met at York University in 2007. During their four years at University, they married and had baby Joshua. Phil is currently studying for a PhD at Hertfordshire University. They talked to Student Parents about their experience.

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Straight Talking

Straight Talking is a charity set up to help and advise pregnant teenagers. But the classes, which are run by student parents, mainly cover topics such as abortion and why, as a teenager, you shouldn’t get pregnant. Student Parents spoke to Hilary Pannack, who set up the programme in 1997. We wanted to know why she thought students shouldn’t be parents. 
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Are Universities under an obligation to provide childcare for student parents?

Case Study- Sarah Jones

Balancing being a student and a parent is a challenge to say the least, but for Sarah Jones the decision to raise her baby and to continue studying was a no-brainer.  Over a much needed coffee break Sarah told me why she took on the challenge and would never look back.Sarah overcame a huge challenge but she loved every minute
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Baby birthdays on a budget!

Everyone knows Birthday’s are expensive. Not only are there all the presents to buy, there’s also the party planning involved! If the pressure to host the perfect birthday for your little one is too much, follow these links, and listen to the advice of Jo, who runs a baby clothing store, about birthday presents.

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Are Dads really that bad?

Young fathers often get a bad reputation. They are seen as irresponsible and leave mothers to look after children by themselves, sometimes claiming not to be the father at all. But Student Parents look into what it’s really like being a student father, and the problems they face. (more…)