At BU, we’re committed to supporting students who have caring responsibilities to enter and succeed in higher education, we offer a range of support to make your transition to university life easier.

The Carers Trust define carers as ‘anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.’

The roles and responsibilities for a carer can vary significantly and you may be classed as a carer if you undertake any of the following:

  • Look after family members, such as siblings, parents, partners or grandparents
  • Provide emotional and wellbeing support
  • Provide physical care for someone such as getting in and out of bed
  • Undertake day to day tasks for someone, such as cooking, shopping and housework
  • Manage family finances and bills
  • Help manage medication and prescriptions.

Find out more about the support and advice that we can offer at BU below, along with the external resources available to carers.

Support available