Student Parents

We understand that some students may be starting their course with added responsibilities. If you are having significant difficulties juggling your studies and your home life, please get in touch with our Advice Service, who can discuss the options that are available to you. 

The Advice Service is a free, confidential service where students can get information and advice on personal and academic issues. It is run by professional Advisors who are independent of the University, and is located on the ground floor of the Students’ Union building.


We also now have a peer support Facebook group for students with parental or caring responsibilities. The group organises lunches, events and offers student a chance to share their stories and experiences. You can find it online here.


Please download our PDF about Student Parents

Check out our advice guide for student parents studying at University.

Coming to University can be a time of mixed emotions. The decisions and concerns you might have can be even more difficult if you have children to consider.

This booklet is designed to provide practical advice to help you study at The University of Manchester when you have children or happen to fall pregnant whilst at University.



Children's Changing Facilities

Where are baby changing facilities around campus?

Building Location
Students’ Union Ground floor toilet under stairs, 1st Floor disabled toilet
Manchester Museum Basement adapted toilet by the lift
Christie's Building Ground floor accessible toilet
Martin Harris Building
(Centre for Music and Drama)
Ground floor accessible toilet
Main Library Blue ground floor toilet
Michael Smith Building Adapted toilet by reception
University Place Level 0 adapted toilet
Humanities Bridgeford Street Basement toilet
John Ryland's Library Accessible toilets in basement of the entrance wing


The Students' Union is reaching out to student parents to try to establish how we can better support you as a Union and where we need to lobby the University to provide better support. 

If you have any thoughts on what we can do to support student parents, please fill in the form below or contact Miriam Amies.

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