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Student carers

Students with Caring Responsibilities

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help because of frailty, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

One in ten of us have caring responsibilities, so if you are caring for someone whilst studying, we recognise that juggling all of this can be very difficult. Because of this we have developed a policy to ensure that you get the support you need. We are the first university in the country, to offer an individual Carer Support Plan, that can be adapted to your needs. We have Jane, our Carer Support  Co-ordinator, to help with any questions you may have and well developed links with local Carer Centres who are also able to support you. 

If this describes your own position, or maybe someone you know, we hope you will find these pages helpful. 

There are a number of local and national organisations specialising in support for carers. Carers UK is a national charity with up to date information and advice on:

Support available if you live in Salford can be found at:

Local organisations will be able to advise on the support available outside of Salford and the services you can expect from your local authority. Local details can be found by clicking here.

Bursary for Student Carers

We offer a £500 cash bursary to support students verified as having caring responsibilities. For more information please see our terms and conditions or contact us on .

New Meet-Up Group

The University is working with the Salford Carers Centre in providing a monthly get together for all Young Adult Carers aged 18-25. This is a great way to meet other young carers and new friends, get advice and guidance from the professionals at the Carers Centre, the last Thursday of every month, in the Lewis Latimer Room, University House (Lower Ground Floor) from 5pm to 7pm. You can just turn up or if you would like more information contact .

Important Documents

Useful Resources

Contact for support

Jane Hopkinson
Carer Support Co-ordinator
t: 0161 295 0023

Please email if you would like to book a 1-1 appointment with Jane.