Status: 2nd year Foundation Sport
Birthplace: UK home student
Accommodation: Private rental
Family: Only child
- Parents separating
- Student is finding it difficult to divide free time between each parent
- Feels guilty if visits one parent more than the other
- Getting in debt due to extra travelling to visit each parent
- Parents cannot help with money as their incomes are now divided
John is halfway through his final year of his foundation in sports performance course and is having trouble coping financially.
He has received some unexpected news that his parents are divorcing. His father has moved out of the family home and is living elsewhere.
They have told John they need to sell the family home and their money is now tied up in their divorce proceedings; as a result they can no longer support John with extra money to supplement his student income.
This news has made things difficult for John, especially financially, and he is worrying greatly about the news he has been given.
John’s income from his student loans are not enough to cover all his essential living costs and now, with the added expense of travelling to see both parents, this is making it extremely hard for him to cope.
This extra burden is making John feel depressed and he feels that he cannot favour one parent over the other. He feels obliged that he should visit them both when he has some spare time to go home.
John is now at the limit of his bank overdraft and is experiencing real financial hardship; he is wondering how he is going to pay for his upcoming rent and bills.
- Contact Student Information & Funding to help him with budgeting and support from the Access to Learning Funds.
- Contact the Students' Union or AWARE to find out about any student support groups he can join.
- Talk to a Counsellor from Student Health & Well-Being to help him deal with the emotional difficulties as a result of his parents divorce proceedings.