Studying as a Parent: A Handbook for Success

  • Marie Nadia Jasim St George’s, University of London
Keywords: widening participation, students as parents, mature students, managing identities



As more establishments charge the top tuition fee of ã9000, we have seen an increased drive to widen participation into higher education. The Office For Fair Access (OFFA) reports that 172 universities and colleges have received approval to charge the top fee in academic year 2015/16 (2014a). OFFA requires all establishments charging this amount to have an Access Agreement (2014b), and are now requesting that universities research and evaluate the support they provide (2014c). With rapidly-growing, evidence-based support services on hand, how useful is a handbook for student parents?

Author Biography

Marie Nadia Jasim, St George’s, University of London

Marie Nadia Jasim is a mature student studying Medicine at St Georgeââ¬â¢s, University of London. She is in her second year as president of the universityââ¬â¢s Student Parent Association.

How to Cite
Jasim, M. N. (2015) “Studying as a Parent: A Handbook for Success”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(8). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i8.311.