Information for parents

How to support your children at University

Here are some useful tips to get your son or daughter prepared for independent living (and to help you not worry too much).

Get them to brush up on basic life skills

Make sure they're ready to move in

Double-check they have the right cover for their gadgets

Hall fees include room contents insurance provided by Endsleigh. Find out more about the Endsleigh insurance cover we provide. Please note that cover for possessions outside a student room is not included so it's worth extending the cover if necessary, or checking whether your home insurance covers student possessions. 

Maintain a positive attitude

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

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.

Let us know about additional support

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

Put these useful dates in your diary

Term dates 2021/22

TermTerm dates 2020/2021
Autumn term Monday 20 September 2021 to Friday 17 December 2021
Spring term Monday 3 January 2022 to Friday 8 April 2022
Summer term Monday 11 April 2022 to Friday 8 July 2022

Halls payments

InstalmentPayment due date
First 2 October 2021
Second 15 January 2022
Third 15 April 2022