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Student parents

Student parents

If you have decided to study at university whilst raising your family, then you may have some concerns about your finances and your ability to juggle your work and family commitments. The Wellbeing team are here to offer support and advice on a range of worries that you may have.

If your enquiry is related to finance, please contact the Student Finance Office for further information.

Policy on support for pregnant students and new parents


There are no restrictions on feeding (bottle feeding or breastfeeding) in general public areas at the University.

Although we are unable to allocate a room specifically for the purpose of breastfeeding/expression of milk, students are welcome to ask at the Wellbeing and Disability Services Reception desk to see if an advice room is available for their use. Our advice rooms are heavily used for student appointments, therefore we cannot guarantee that all such requests can be accommodated. We are unable to offer any facility to store expressed milk.

Wherever possible students should endeavour to schedule feeds outside teaching or examination time.  Where the student believes this is not possible this should be discussed with the Personal Tutor or other designated staff member during the process of establishing a study plan.   

Finding local childcare

If you need any help finding childcare then you can search for local childcare here or copy the link below into your web browser

This website will give you up-to-date information about local childcare options and there are contact details if you want to talk to someone directly.

There is also a wealth of information to support parents on the Kirklees Family Information Directory

Planning your studies

If you need to plan your childcare around your studies then please contact the appropriate school from the list below. They may be able to help you with timetable planning and guidance.

School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Architecture and 3D Design - Diane Phillips
Tel. 01484 473986

School of Computing and Engineering
Student Support Office
Tel. 01484 472450

School of Education and Professional Development
Debbie Holdsworth
Tel. 01484 478234

Huddersfield Business School
Sarah Davis
Tel.  01484 472619

School of Human and Health Sciences
Cindy Bradshaw
Tel. 01484 473600

School of Music, Humanities and Media
Kerry Woodhead
Tel. 01484 472002

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