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Caring Quick Support

Acorns Childrens Hospice Trust

Barnardos Midlands & South West

Birmingham Children’ s Trust

Birmingham SEND Local Offer

Carers UK

Carers Trust

Malachi Specialist Family Support


Spurgeons - Young Carers

Caring responsibilities resources and information

Aston University and the SU are happy to engage with those who currently are currently carers.

The University recommends any students who are carers to look at the information available from the Carer's Trust.

Support might also be available from Birmingham City Council, or the Birmingham Carers Hub.

Aston University provides pre-entry advice and mentoring

Pre-arrival you can be put in touch with a current student Mentor so you can ask them all the questions you might have about University life. Then when you arrive, a Student Mentor can help you through your adjustment to University life.

Initial contact and ongoing support via the Student Advice Team

The Student Advice Team can be contacted before you arrive or at any time during your studies to offer any support and advice they can, including assistance with Student Finance questions. You can contact them via email at

Full range of Student Support Services

Aston University has a wide range of support services, which you will be able to take advantage of as an Aston Student. You can find out more here these include:

  • Hub Reception, for information and access to Student and Academic Services
  • Student Advice Team
  • Multi Faith Chaplaincy
  • Counselling Service and Mental Health Advisor
  • Enabling Team (Formerly Disability Team)
  • International Student Advice

Financial support through the Aston Support Fund

If you find yourself in unexpected or unforeseen financial difficulty throughout your studies, you may apply for the Aston Support Fund

Ongoing academic support through Personal Tutor scheme and the Learning and Development Centre

Throughout your studies you can expect to receive support for your academic studies through the personal tutoring scheme and the Learning and Development Centre.

Employability and skills development support through the Careers and Placements Team

Throughout your studies and after you graduate, the University offers comprehensive support to help you build your employability skills, meet potential employers, practice interview techniques, secure a great placement for your placement year and find a great job after you graduate.