Student Parents

Are you unsure about your rights and responsibilities as a student parent or are you about to become a parent and are concerned as to how this will affect your future at the University? Are you a prospective student and would like to know more about the University's provision and support services for student parents? Then these pages are for you.

If you are combining your studies with the care of a child, you may sometimes find yourself needing information or support to help you stay organised and to help you balance your parental responsibilities with your studies.

Whether you need information on childcare, funding, pregnancy and maternity, or support groups where you can meet other students in the same position, you can find it here.

Newcastle University Students Union have a Welfare and Equality Officer who is available to help you with any issues or questions that you may have regarding being a parent whilst at University. For more information please visit, or email

In this section, you will find information on:

Student Parent Facebook page

You may find it beneficial to join our Newcastle University Student Parent Facebook page. This is an ideal place for all student parents to meet and support each other, sharing tips, tricks and stories good or bad!

Student Parent profiles

Interviews from our current student parents are an insightful way to get an idea of what it is like to juggle parenthood with studying. Click here to find out more.

Baby changing facilities

If you are on campus and have small children, please note that Newcastle University and the Students Union have baby changing facilities. These can be found at King's Gate on level 2, the Students Union and the Robinson Library. There will be additional facilities in due course through ESS refurbishment. The Student Wellbeing and Student Union web sites will be updated in due course.