Supporting staff to support care experienced students

The University’s Corporate Parenting Plan aims to ensure our students with care experience feel supported and have access to all that the University has to offer, in a way that works for them. There are several things which you as a member of staff can do to help us achieve this aim.

All staff are encouraged to undertake a free online training course entitled Corporate Parenting in Higher Education. The course is hosted by the Open University’s Open Learning platform and is intended for staff working in universities in Scotland. It will develop your understanding of care experience, listening to the voices of care experienced students, and improve your awareness of your responsibilities as a Corporate Parent. Everyone in our institution has a role to play in improving outcomes for care experienced students.

If you or one of your students has a query or is looking for advice and/or support the university has a Single Point of Contact within Student Support Services and can be contacted by emailing