Student Parents

Student Parent


Anglia Ruskin campuses are family friendly environments. Here's some further information on breastfeeding on campus, family friendly events, student services that can help you, accommodation, and university funding.

Your Students' Union supports student parents breastfeeding within our student space. If you require a private area please come and speak to our welcome desk and we will do our best to accommodate you. 



As a parent and a student you may be entitled to help with childcare costs and learning funds external to ARU (see above for ARU funding). To find out if you are eligible you can contact the Money Advice Service at ARU.


Online money resources

ARU Student Services finance info 

NUS discounts

Parents’ Learning Allowance

Childcare Grant

Charitable help and benefit entitlement checker



For advice on childcare and schools click here



Parents In Education Society 

The society aims to provide informal support for individuals who are juggling studies alongside parenting. It is starting with the basis that ‘it takes a village’ and hopes to create a network for all those who are providing care to children and who are not experiencing the ‘conventional’ university experience due to their care responsibilities. Purchase your membership here

We also offer a variety of course-based societies and interest-based societies which, you can get involved in. Find A Society


Useful links

NUS information for student parents

A forum for student parents

Expert advice for single parents 

Support for parents and free samples

Support for parents


Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on being a student parent, such as child facilities on campus and what to do if you are pregnant, take a look at these frequently asked questions.