Who Cares? Identifying, understanding, and supporting the study, work and life balance and wellbeing of students with caring responsibilities: Final Report

Rachel Spacey, Rebecca Sanderson, Amy Zile

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This project report presents the findings of ‘Who Cares?’ undertaken by Rachel Spacey, Rebecca Sanderson and Amy Zile from October 2021 to August 2022. ‘Who Cares?’ was funded by SMaRteN, grant number ES/S00324X/1.
It details the motivating factors behind the project, the findings of the rapid evidence review, the online survey, and semi-structured interviews with Students with Caring Responsibilities (SCRs) in UK Higher Education (HE).
The findings are discussed, and several recommendations are made. This report presents a comprehensive but concise overview of the research project for readers.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Lincoln
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2024


  • Student
  • wellbeing
  • Carer

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