Bringing the Lecture to your Living Room

For some student parents, a full-time, on campus degree may not be an option. For those juggling bringing up a child and perhaps part-time employment to boot; studying from home seems an ideal solution. Many universities are now adopting online courses that enable students to adapt their studies around a timetable and lifestyle that suits them. So, Student Parents went to see what is available.


The Cost of Childcare – a regional view

For most parents who wish to return to work or study after the birth of their children, childcare and its cost are one of the primary concerns in raising a child. But with the huge costs in childcare, stagnant wages and increased inflation, more and more parents are struggling to cope. Student Parents looked at an extensive survey conducted by Daycare Trust to find out about the cost of childcare in your region for 2012.

Case Study- Kyrsty Bonham

Kyrsty with fiance Pete and daughter Issy

We spoke to Kyrsty Bonham, who had her first daughter aged 21, while studying Law and Forensic Science. She tells us about how supportive Staffordshire University was, and how she has not had the same experience at her new university, where she is now studying a Masters.

Although Kyrsty was a student, her pregnancy was not unplanned. (more…)

Case Study – Leigh Somerville

Leigh and Lucy

As a student myself, I can barely manage to get through my mile-high pile of assignments; meet my deadlines and make it to lectures just about on time. For Leigh Somerville, that would be a piece of cake. Not only does she study at college; she has a part-time job and a 5 year old daughter, Lucy. Perhaps the word ‘multi-tasking’ was designed for lifestyles like Leigh’s.