ASK advisers can help you offering practical advice and a listening ear, they can also help you with Exceptional Circumstances applications at these stressful times.
ASK also offer a 'Legal Surgery' in association with locally based solicitors 'Tindills Solicitors' where students can get half an hour free legal advice. As ASK advises on a huge range of topics, we advise you to seek advice from ASK first, in order to maximise your free legal advice. Read more about the 'Legal Surgery' here and if you'd like to book an appointment just contact ASK.
Use the links below to find out initial information on the relevant topic.
If you need further advice, our advisors are able to give you bespoke advice and guidance.
Living together, marriage and civil partnership
Relationship Problems/Ending Relationships
Death and Wills
Looking after people
Birth certificates and changing your name
Children and Young People
If you're a parent and would like to know what financial help is available, you can visit our 'Parents' page in the Money section for more information.
Keele Childcare & Nursery
Keele Day Nursery is an on-campus childcare facility and has 128 places for children from ages 3 months to 5 years. For more information and how to apply for a place at the Nursery have a look at http://www.keele.ac.uk/nursery/
Keele campus does only have a couple of flats available for students with children and these are only suitable for parents with one child, Keele Accommodation Services, however, are happy to help students with larger families to find suitable accommodation in the local area, ASK can also advise about the local area and finding accommodation.
Staffordshire County Council can help you to find a school in the local area and provide a list of local schools with Ofsted reports, there are a number of ways to search for schools; you can use your postcode to find local schools and schools in your catchment area, if you do not have or know your postcode you can use the Keele SU postcode which is 'ST5 5BJ'.
Carers & Parents
If you are a carer or parent at Keele there is a network for support, more information can be found on Keele's website.
There is also information and advice about useful local services at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-all-ages/Carers/Adult-Carers.aspx
If you are a care leaver there is help and advice about the support available at Keele https://www.keele.ac.uk/studentgroups/careleavers/
If you are a student who is a carer of a family member HOPE have created a guide for university students who support family members, written by young people, which offers tips for students in similar situations:
Coping with University Life Through a Family Health Crisis