Strategies for Success

Students with family responsibilities have a lot on their plate! They all lead busy lives with school challenges and successes and time for family and community. When a problem arises - be it academic, family related, personal or professional — it is important to be prepared. In this section, students share their best strategies and insights on being student parents at U of T.

  • Get a Peer Mentor! A mentor can share with you valuable tips and candid advice to help you balance the demands of caring for children with academic commitments in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Read the Balancing Student Life & Family section for seven strategies on how to be proactive, prepared and successfully complete your degree while caring for others.
  • Watch the mini-video series, How S/He Does It?, to learn best methods, tips and learning strategies for succeeding as student parents.
  • Listen to students in Tell Us Your Story about their perspectives on challenges they have faced as caregivers and students, as well as tips on how to navigate the system at U of T.