We would encourage students in the first instance to contact their GP. If you do have any concerns or just want to talk to someone, please do not hesitate to reach out to Student Wellbeing.
There is no legal requirement for students to inform their academic school if they are pregnant or if they become pregnant whilst they are studying. However, we strongly encourage students to disclose pregnancy at the earliest opportunity to ensure all health and safety and or other support measures are put in place. You can arrange an appointment with your Course Director or Studies Adviser in your academic school to disclose and discuss any supports you feel necessary for your studies.
We would strongly recommend students contact their academic school who can work collaboratively to plan ways any subsequent period of maternity-related absences can be accommodated.
Please find links below for information on potential avenues for study absences:
Our AccessAbility Team can support you with academic interim adjustments if you are diagnosed with a pregnancy related illness such as anaemia or gestational diabetes – firstly you are required to obtain medical evidence for your illness via a medical professional – then contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our AccessAbility Advisers to explore any adjustments that you feel would be necessary for you to continue with your studies.
You can visit Student Wellbeing on campus for support with physical, mental health, general wellbeing and financial advice. Contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via tel: 028 95 367000 to arrange an appointment.
Ulster University Student Union Advice Bureau is also a source of independent and impartial information for students.
Further financial support websites:
You can speak to our Money Advice Team on campus for advice on finances. Contact the team on campus by email, or telephone to arrange an appointment. Student Finance – if contacted Student Finance can advise on your student loan & may be able to signpost to benefits or grants.
Student Finance Northern Ireland (studentfinanceni.co.uk)
Citizens Advice offers free and impartial advice: Get advice in Northern Ireland - Citizens Advice
Useful websites that offer pregnancy and post-natal support: