Parents' and carers' guide

Students in a lectureStarting university is an exciting time for any new student but it can also be a time of uncertainty. If you are a parent or carer it can be a challenging experience for you too. At Birmingham we value your vital supporting role and welcome you as part of the University community.

Naturally, you want your son or daughter to enjoy their independence. You will also want to ensure that the university they choose provides a supportive, safe environment as well as an excellent education in preparation for their chosen career. These pages give you an insight into what it is really like to study and live in Birmingham.

At Birmingham, we are committed to providing as much support and advice as possible to both students and parents through the University application process.

Sign up here to stay one step ahead and we will keep in touch to guide you through the key periods and actions that you can expect in the coming months.

Our special live Q&A’s for parents will allow you to ask questions to academic and professional staff who will be online to assist with all queries. 

The information provided by you will be held by the University of Birmingham in accordance with the University's Data protection Policy which can be found at our website and may be used for the University's marketing purposes. On occasions we may contact you to advertise events relevant to student recruitment.

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