Information for Student Carers

Are You a Carer?
Let Us Know!

Do you look after a family member or a friend in an unpaid capacity, who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or addiction, cannot cope without your support?

At Strathclyde, we understand how difficult it can be to balance studying with caring responsibilities, and are dedicated to identifying and supporting student carers and to helping you succeed.  We can offer you a range of support, even before you submit an application to us - just let us know that you are a Carer!  If you are thinking of applying to study with us, we can offer the following services:

  • Specific guidance on which subjects you'll need to study before applying to the University
  • Individual, personalised tours of our campus
  • Priority places on summer programmes, such as our Accelerate courses
  • Advice on financial support, including help with filling out funding applications
  • A single point of contact for you to approach with any questions or worries you might have before and during your studies
  • A range of student support services throughout your studies

Please see our Student Carers Policy which highlights our commitment to supporting student carers and provides information on the support the University can offer to students with caring responsibilities.  For current students, please also see our link to MyPlace for more information and resources for student carers.

You may find some of the services below useful:

Which? Elderly Care is a source of free and independent information and advice on care choices for older people across the UK.

Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland.  Please also see Carers Space which provides advice for adult carers.

TIDE provide support to carers of people with dementia in Scotland.

Are you a current student?  We are currently looking to identify students with caring responsibilities, with a view to establishing their support needs.  Please get in touch to arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements, and also to hear about the student support services we offer at the University.

Get in touch with our dedicated adviser for Student Carers, Louise Martin, for more information, or to arrange to pop in for a chat.

Telephone: 0141 548 4050

We were awarded the 'Going Higher for Student Carers: Recognition Award' from the Carers Trust in 2018, for our work and commitment to supporting student carers.  We were delighted to receive the award and have our commitment to student carers recognised in this way!