Student carer research

Carers face a difficult time at college and university. Student carers can feel that they are being pulled two ways, often more, if you take employment and trying to have time to socialise with friends and family. On the one hand student carers want to do well in their studies, be independent, achieve their goals, ambitions and aspirations; and they also feel that they need to care for their families or friends.

This is backed up by Carers Trust Scotland research:

For more facts and figures on the impact on student carers juggling unpaid caring responsibilities and studying read our Scotland Report Bridging the Gap: Young Adult Carers in Scotland and our Young Adult Carers at College and University report.  

It is Student Carers Time to be Heard in Scotland 

"Education was really hard for me because most of the time I lost focus as I was most concerned for the ones I cared for."

Young Adult Carer, West Dunbartonshire