Having young children need not prevent you from studying for a PhD and ultimately having an academic career.
Below, one of our past PhD students writes about her experiences of doing a PhD while managing a young family. There is also a link to experiences of some of ESE's female postdocs and lecturers/professors who have families.
Read about Ana Mijic, a recent PhD student who is now a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering. She has three children and successfully managed a good work/family balance whilst studying for her PhD and continues to do this as a young academic.

Find out more about Postdoc and Academic women with families.