'All of us put other people first': narratives from a participatory photodiary study with university student carers

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Description of Activity

Drawing on research with university student carers, this presentation offers recommendations to support this population. Our starting point is the current policy context in which caring responsibilities are seemingly incompatible with full-time higher education. Through findings from visual and textual data generated in co-production with student carers, we underscore the multi-layered challenges they face when simultaneously performing their caring duties and pursuing a degree. We show that student carers are conscious of their societal role and appreciative of the support available, but also susceptible to misrecognition, physical and mental strain, and barriers to accessing support within and outside the University.
Period3 Sept 2018
Event titleSRHE Webinar series: Higher Education narratives beyond the academy
Event typeSeminar