College and university work in Scotland

Carers Trust Scotland estimates that there are around 30,000 - 35,000 unpaid carers attending college or university in Scotland.  Every single one of them have the right, and deserve the opportunity, to fulfil their potential, realise their ambitions and aspirations, and have a life beyond their caring responsibilities.

Over the years we have worked with, and continue to work with, colleges, universities, and other important national stakeholders such as Scottish Funding Council, College Development Network, UCAS and Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to achieve these ends. 

Throughout this section of our website you will find a range of useful information, tools and resources that can be used by staff and students alike.  Please take advantage of these! 

They are designed to help students and staff at colleges and universities across Scotland to contribute to making sure that students with unpaid caring responsibilities have access to further and higher education, stay in education, maintain positive health and wellbeing, and have access to the support they need to successfully complete their studies and have a positive experience.

For more information or if you have any enquiries about our college and university work contact our Development Manager at slafferty@carers.org