Giving voice to, and institutional action derived from, the student narratives of navigating the perinatal period

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


The dearth of literature that relates to ‘pregnancy/maternity and the student’ could suggest that this is an overlooked protected characteristic within the higher education landscape. Within the limited existing research a ‘problematisation’ of pregnancy dialogue appears. Students are not supported by the contractual requirements that come with being a university employee – yet, within a more diverse student community the requirements of this group need also to be heard and actioned. This session will explore the narratives that emerged when investigating the student experience of the perinatal period and how capturing this voice is informing one
institution’s skillsets, policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2021
EventAdvance HE EDI Conference 2021: Courageous conversations and adventurous approaches: creative thinking in tackling inequality - virtual event
Duration: 16 Mar 202118 Mar 2021


ConferenceAdvance HE EDI Conference 2021
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