Parents' and carers' staff and student network

Parents’ and Carers’ network seeks to provide a supportive and informative network opportunity for those working and studying at Keele with parental and care responsibilities. We welcome

  • mothers, fathers, partners or expectant parents;
  • grandparents and others with childcare responsibilities; and
  • those with care responsibilities for another adult.

The aims of the network are to:

  1. Provide insight and feedback as to how the University might support the needs of employees and students with parental and caring responsibilities  in line with our commitments to Equality & Diversity and to the Athena SWAN Charter
  2. Develop a programme of activities that would be of interest and value to the network members
  3. Raise awareness of staff/student  policy and information available to ensure resources and practices are accessed to support parent and carers  working and studying at Keele
  4. Provide a safe and supportive networking opportunity for staff and students with parent and carer responsibilities  to meet socially and informally across the University

Join the network

The Parents’ & Carers’ Network is delighted to welcome new members, both staff and students, and contributions from existing members.

To  become a network member or for any other queries please contact Hannah Barjat on (017827) 33339 or email

Parents’ and Carers’ staff and student network terms of reference

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