At Warwick, we care about the experiences of all our students and as a parent or carer, you are no exception. Many of our students have caring responsibilities, and Warwick has a number of services available to support you balancing your home life with your education.
The University offers a very popular nursery service, based on campus, for students and staff whose children are between 3 months and 5 years. International students may be able to access the International Students Childcare Fees Remission Scheme in order to help pay for nursery fees, while Home students might be able to access one of the University's Hardship Funds.
If you’re breastfeeding and you need a space to express milk, the University has several bookable Expression Rooms located across campus.
The University runs a Holiday Scheme for ages 5-14 during the February, Easter, and Summer holidays. Sessions run 8am-6pm at the Warwick campus, with a huge range of activities offered to children taking part. Discounts may be available.
Warwick Sport provides classes, swim sessions, family days, and loads more to turn your family into an Active Family.
Warwick Arts Centre, based in the centre of Warwick campus, offers family-friendly activities throughout their programme, including films, theatre, and visual arts. Look out for Family Days, creative activities in the Mead Gallery, and more.
Student Support can help with many aspects of student life, including wellbeing and practical support. They can assist in the event that you need to take temporary withdrawal, or apply for mitigating circumstances during your studies.
Working Parents Network (for staff and PhD researchers)
Staff and PhD students are invited to join the University’s Working Parents Network. At meetings, as well as finding out how people are doing managing the transition back to work and the challenges of being a working parent, your suggestions for improvements to the experience of going on maternity/paternity leave, returning to work after parental leave and managing the work/life balance are sought after.
Warwick SU has a commitment to enriching the experiences of all of its students. The Parent and Carer Network includes information, family-friendly events, and campaigns.
The Warwick SU Advice Centre offers free, independent, impartial advice for all students. Get in touch with the Advice Centre if you need help with debt, visas, schools, and more.
Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Leave
The current University policy on Maternity guidelines can be found here. If you’re an RCUK funded student, this briefing may be of use.
NUS Study: Learning with Care