Students Who Bounce Back Project

Credit: Gareth Williams (CC BY 2.0)

Credit: Gareth Williams (CC BY 2.0)

Are you a student carer?

If you are a student carer – providing unpaid support to someone who could not manage without your help – you are invited to take part in a photo-diary research project entitled ‘Students who bounce back’, led by Dr Jacqueline Priego, from BU’s Centre for Excellence in Learning.

  • The project seeks to explore the life experience of student carers at BU and the impact of caring in their learning experiences.
  • By taking part it will help us to enhance the academic and pastoral support for student carers at BU in the future
  • The Student Carer bursary was funded through a pilot scheme in 2015/2016. This research will evaluate the effectiveness of the bursary and inform whether to continue with the bursary in future years. We would like to hear from students who were and were not successful in securing the bursary, and also from those student carers who were not aware of the bursary.

For details about the project, including its reimbursement scheme (up to £50 Amazon voucher + travel expenses) if you decide to take part, please email jpriego@bournemouth.ac.uk and she will follow up with further information.

A carer is defined as anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support.

Featured Image Credit: Gareth Williams (CC BY 2.0)

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