Information for parents

How to support your children at University

If your son or daughter is moving into halls this September you're probably wondering how you can help them settle into University life. Here are a few tips to get them prepared for independent living (and to help you not to worry too much!)

1. Get them to brush up on these basic life skills

2. Make sure they're ready to move in

3. Maintain a positive attitude

Have confidence in them but let them know it's perfectly normal to be a bit nervous.

4. Talk them through their finances

This will include how much they will get in loans, grants and bursaries, what you'll be providing (if any) and when their fees need to be paid.

5. Let us know about additional support

If your child requires additional support in halls, please make sure we are aware of this. 

6. Put these useful dates in your diary

Term dates 2018/2019
Autumn term Monday 17 September 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018
Spring term Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019
Summer term Monday 29 April 2019 to Friday 19 July 2019
Halls payments due
  • 2 October 2018 - first instalment
  • 15 January 2019 - second instalment
  • 15 April 2019 - third instalment