Guest Post: Your Questions put to Cheryl Wood

For parents currently studying at University; one of the greatest worries is the impact having a child early will have on their future career. Speaking to the Leeds University Student Parent Community at their Easter Party in March, many expressed a wish to hear from someone who had “been there, done that” who could share their experience of what life is like for a student parent after graduation. I asked you to send it your questions (thanks to those you got in touch) and have taken them to Cheryl Wood who was a student parents during the mid-80s. Here, she answers your questions and shares her experience of what it was like being a student parent and how it has affected her career path.
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Hot Topic! Student Parents needs you!

Whilst attending the Leeds University Student Parent Easter Party, I asked a group of student parents what advice and information they would most like to know, that could not be provided by their union or university support officer. Overwhelmingly, I was told by those in the group, that they worried about how their decision to have a child early would effect their career path. They told me how they would like to hear from former student parents about how they coped and how having a baby whilst studying effected them in life after university.

Luckily, we have found a former student parent, Cheryl Wood who is at hand to share her experience and advice with Student Parents. Before I conduct an interview, I would like to ask you, the student parents of today, what you would like me to ask Cheryl on your behalf. Do you have any burning questions you want answered? Currently at the beginning of a 3 year degree and want some top tips?

Well then get in touch! This is your chance to ask a former student parent anything you like!

You can contact Student Parents via email, twitter or facebook…just check out our Contacts Page.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Robyn

Case Study- Claire, a Real Mother in Law

Legal exams are a walk in the park compared to having a baby according to Student Parents case study Claire.

Claire, a Law student from south London explains to student parents how she has coped with her law degree and single-handedly raising two children.
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