We welcome all student parents and carers to this society, formed in November 2020, with an aim to bring the community of students with caring responsibilities (SCR) together. It is a safe and supportive space to discuss common concerns and share valuable information on matters that concern this community. We organize social gatherings, interesting events and useful webinars (check out the Events tag above) on topics such as student-life as a carer, parenting, childcare, financial and time management.
- Our committee
President / SU Officer for SCR: Louise Saukila
Treasurer: Kasia A. Oberc
Welfare Officer: Aswathikutty Gireesh
We organize virtual and in-person informal gatherings every month - check out our Facebook group and this space for updates on upcoming events.
In addition to organizing interesting events, we also work towards improving student-life at UCL as a carer, by campaigning for an inclusive policy and better childcare facilities. The society has become an active space of interaction through social media platform to bring up issues addressed by students in this difficult circumstances brought by Covid-19. Check these useful links for specific Covid-19 advice from UCL and the SU Officer.
We look forward to welcoming you to this society. If you are a parent or carer pursuing a Programme at UCL, do join the Society to stay connected and updated!
- Upcoming events and dates for 2022
18 October @11.30-13.00 - Print Room Cafe, UCL Bloomsbury Campus: Parents and Carers Drop in Welcome Brunch Sign up here
19 October @9.00-10.00 - ONLINE: Zoom https://ucl.zoom.us/j/91582338495?pwd=Kzg5Z0s1VGxlL3lRMkM5T2Y4U0NOZz09
30 October @2pm - Wellcome Collection: Family Friendly "Wellcome Halloween" --- Costumes encouraged!
Sign up for a treat bag here
4 November @3.30pm onwards - Coram's Fields: Fireworks extravaganza
16 November @1230 - Parent and Carers Lunch: Engineering Front Building, Malet Place, WC1E 7JE
17 November @11.30 - ONLINE: Zoom Launch Meeting - Zoom
Meeting ID: 82620379481 Passcode: 5Hb45W
18 December @14.00-17.00 - UCL Bloomsbury Campus: Christmas party - Costumes encouraged!
- Useful links
- UCL Webpages for Student parents, Students with families, SCR
UCL-wide policy proposal
Childcare scoping-SU Postgraduate Students Officer
- Funding opportunities
UCL Financial Assistance Fund
FBS PhD Carers' fund application - updated information pending Oct 2022
MAPS Carer's Fund during Covid - updated information pending Oct 2022
- Additional resources from past webinars
Childcare and schools in England
How UCL is supporting students carers through the Pandemic (video recording)
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much– Helen Keller