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Parents, Guardians & Carers Officer

Katy Eldrett



The Role

This role represents all Newcastle University students who are a parent, guardian and/or carer. The student in this position will also actively campaign for, and be centrally involved in, the development of the Students’ Union’s and University’s provision for students with dependents and/or with unpaid caring responsibilities.



About Me

I'm Katy, a undergraduate sociology student and student parent. As the Student parents, guardians and carers officer I aim to provide support that is tailored to mitigating some of the barriers to learning that students with caring responsibilities face. All students deserve fair representation and equal opportunities to education and I will work to ensure Newcastle university can provide this. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any inquiries.


Priorities

  • Streamline access to wellbeing support for student carers
  • Increased financial support
  • Awareness campaign for young student carers
  • Start PGC students focus groups

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