Resources for college and university staff supporting student carers

Date: 1st March 2021
Category: Family Environment and Alternative Care


This resource provides materials for colleges and universities to support staff undertaking the Going Higher and Going Further awards, in particular, the Carer Aware at University module.

Carers Trust has partnered with Open University Scotland, a group of student carers and practitioners from University of Stirling, Heriot-Watt University and Glasgow Caledonian University to create a free online learning course, using funding from Scottish Funding Council.

Carer Aware at University is a free online module available to all staff at Scotland’s universities who have an Open University Open Learn account. The course provides opportunities to reflect on the challenges that students with unpaid caring responsibilities face, the impact that this can have on their education and the support that university staff can provide in these situations.

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