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Young Adult Carer student experiences at Bath

Students with care responsibility, from all areas of study, share their experiences and tips to help future students adapt and make the most of university life.

This page is our experiences of student life. Explore our experiences of student support.

What are these pages all about?

Everyone's experiences are shaped by their cultures and backgrounds. As individuals, we are multifaceted. Some aspects of our identity can be best understood by those who can relate. The University of Bath has a vibrant community, of students from a diverse range of backgrounds, and we're keen to celebrate this.

The content on these pages has been created by current Bath students, for potential students. We have collated stories, experiences and information from across the University and brought it together here to make our voices heard, connect with others, and create community.

Explore the videos below to learn more about our experiences as care experienced students studying at Bath and a collection of useful links which might be helpful.

Sherifat's story

2021 Economics graduate and Gold Scholar, Sherifat, made this short film back in 2018. She spoke about how, as a young carer from a single-parent family, the Scholarship offered her a new sense of independence, a space of her own for the first time and freedom from financial pressures.

Now an International Development with Economics Masters student at Bath and having completed a successful placement at the Home Office, she says 'I’m hoping to work abroad for a few years, and at some point, I’d like to work for a big international body like the UN or the World Bank.'

Explore Tia's blogs about life as a carer at Bath

Netanya Story

First-year Psychology student Netanya talks about her experiences at Bath so far. In her post she explains how she finally felt understood and the help which she receives from the University,

Read Netanya's story
Two female student wearing red and white Santa hats looking at the camera

Sophia’s Story

First year Languages student Sophia in her post she talks about the support she received before and upon joining the University of Bath.

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Amber’s Story

Amber is a first-year Pharmacology student. In this blog post, she talks honestly about her feelings about leaving home, and what life has been like so far at Bath.

Read Amber's Story
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Speak to students with caring responsibilities 1:1


If you’ve enjoyed reading our student blogs and would like to be matched with a student with caring responsibilities who is currently studying at Bath for some 1:1 online mentoring, you can do that through our Speak to a Student e-mentoring service.

Our Speak to a Student mentors all have lived experience of being a young adult carer, and are happy to support you with exploring your options, talking through any concerns, sharing their own student experiences, and helping you to prepare for university applications.

Useful links and places to explore

We've collated some useful links to areas and information which may be useful, to make it as easy as possible for you to find out more.

This page is all about sharing our experiences of student life. Explore our experiences of student support at Bath.

Explore our experiences of student support at Bath

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