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We recognise that students may have caring commitments and appreciate the challenge of combining University work with these responsibilities.

A Young Adult Carer is someone aged 16-25 who provides unpaid care to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who couldn’t manage without this help because of frailty, physical or mental illness, disability or addiction.

Support available

Adult Dependants' Grant

Young adult carers may qualify for additional financial support if they are studying an undergraduate programme. Further information about the Adult Dependants' Grant can be found here.

Bath Spa University Access Fund

If you're experiencing financial difficulties as a result of your caring commitments, you can apply for the Bath Spa University Access Fund. Further information about the Access Fund can be found on our Money Advice page.

General advice and guidance

Student Support's Student Engagement Advisor is the key contact for young adult carers while they are studying at Bath Spa.

The Advisor can provide information, advice and guidance to students who are facing difficulties with their course due to their caring responsibilities. This can also include discussing support available externally from local organisations in the student’s local community.

The Student Engagement Advisor is also able to speak to you if you're considering applying to Bath Spa, but you're not yet a student at the University.

Get in touch

If you are a young adult carer and would like to speak to someone at Bath Spa, please contact the Student Support Service.

Contact: studentsupport@bathspa.ac.uk or +44 (0)1225 876543.

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