Parents and carers

You might be balancing study with other commitments, like work and family. We know studying as a parent comes with its own challenges (and rewards!) and we'll support you wherever we can.

If you fall pregnant while studying, you may decide to adjust your study commitments or take some time off to balance study with your family’s needs. You may be able to:

  • take a leave of absence
  • decrease your study load
  • negotiate flexible study arrangements. Talk to your lecturers about any special arrangements you may need, such as breastfeeding or care requirements.

Support for studying parents

Parent rooms

Each of our campuses offers a parent room open to parents, carers and young children. These rooms offer spaces for breastfeeding, expressing milk, changing nappies and caring for your children, or a quiet study space while accompanied by young children.

Building 753, Learning Commons

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Building 1413, near Rafters Bar

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Room 131, Building 901

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Building 1005, Learning Commons

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Coming soon

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Building 13, Learning Commons

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