Parents' and Carers' network

We are committed to ensuring the University is a flexible and family friendly organisation and we are currently reviewing and re-launching our parents and carers network. Watch this page for further updates. If you would like to get involved or feedback any comments please do contact us at ParentsAndCarers.

The next network lunch and learn event is Wednesday 27th June 12-1pm at the Steatham Campus, which will be an opportunity for parents and carers to hear about the University’s improved provisions for Working Parents and a detailed look at shared parental leave. Jason Web from Devon Carers will also be giving a talk about the support available to those with caring responsibilities in Devon. Teas and Coffees will be provided and please feel free to bring along your lunch. Please book your place here

The original forum is still live, although currently not very active. However, if you wish to post any questions please do. We are sure there are plenty of staff members who would be happy to help. 

Online forum for staff and postgraduate students

The University’s Parents’ and Carers’ Network is an informal support system for all staff and postgraduate students.

Our online forum can be accessed here:

You will need to use your University username and password and also be enrolled to access the pages (go to to enrol).

If you have any problems with the online forum, please contact ParentsAndCarers.


If you would like to volunteer to be a Budd-E or get involved with the Parents' and Carers' Network please contact ParentsAndCarers.

For undergraduates

The Guild has a group specifically for supporting student parents. For further information please visit: