As a parent, you will want to help make sure your son or daughter is as prepared as possible for university. There are several ways for parents to get involved.
Checklist for before students arrive at the University
There are a number of things students should do before arriving at the University. Make sure your son or daughter has covered all the essentials, by going through our checklists.
Accommodation and household appliances
Moving into student accommodation is an exciting, but sometimes stressful time for students. For many this will be their first experience of independence and adult responsibilities. Know how to help your son or daughter:
Basic life skills
Learning some basic life skills such as cooking, cleaning and doing their washing, can take a huge weight off students' shoulders when plunged into their unfamiliar environment. Yes, they’ll learn from others once they’re there, but it’ll make them feel more capable if they can give as well as receive the peer help and support.
Encourage your son or daughter to learn a few basic recipes before they leave home.
Make sure they know how to sort washing and are familiar with your washing machine – once they know one, they’ll probably be able to work out others too.
Join our Family Community
The Family Community is a community of parents and others who have a connection to the University. We would love to update you about what’s happening at the University and, where possible, get you involved.
Joining the Family Community doesn't mean that you'll be involved with the same side of University as your son or daughter. We keep the Family Community completely separate, so you don’t need to worry that they will think you’re keeping an eye on them.