The bureaucratic processes that students with additional caretaking responsibilities are offered at the University are clunky at best, and traumatic at worst.
Carers have remained a historically underrepresented section of the university’s population, and this translates to a lack of adequate support for students who have caretaking responsibilities.
The University doesn’t just have inadequate support for young carers — it’s not supporting them at all.
While there are Special Considerations provisions for “unexpected primary carer responsibilities,” there is no academic support plan available for people who perform ongoing care duties.
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