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Parents and Supporters


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Starting university is a big step in students' lives, but we understand that as a parent or supporter, there are many changes too.


Below we’ve put together some key information that can help you prepare for your child going to university, as well as events and opportunities you can get involved with over Arrivals Weekend and beyond.


You can also register to receive communications for parents and families from the University.


Arrivals Weekend – Parents’ and Supporters’ Welcome Events and Hub

On 30 September and 1 October, we’ll be hosting welcome events for parents and supporters at The Oculus building on the main University campus.

You’re invited to get a drink, relax and talk to staff at our Parents’ and Supporters' Hub, as well as attend one of our parent talks taking place at 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm on both days.

At this event, new students are also invited to hear some of our current students being interviewed about what it’s really like to study at Warwick. This will also be held in the Oculus building.

We encourage you to register your place here. You may prefer to do this once your son or daughter has booked their arrival slot so you know what time you are likely to be on campus.

We look forward to seeing you there!


As a parent or supporter, you will want to help make sure your son or daughter is as prepared as possible for university. There are several ways you can help:


1. Checklist for before students arrive at the University


There are a number of things students should do before arriving at Warwick. We have put together an essential checklist of the key things to do before, during and after they arrive at the University. Please make sure to read through and familiarise your child with this.

Our welcome guides have lots of detailed information about the University and what it can offer. These will be sent out in the post and can also be accessed here:

Undergraduate Students
Postgraduate Students

If your child/dependant is taking part on the Welcome to Warwick programme, you can find out more information here: www.warwick.ac.uk/international/welcometowarwick/parentsinfo.


2. Independent living skills

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. Encourage your son or daughter to learn independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, food shopping and doing their washing before they arrive. Although they will learn from others once here, it will make them feel more capable when they first arrive.


3. Arriving at University

We will email all students with their arrivals instructions in the last week of September. These will detail when they should arrive at the University. Please take a look at the instructions if you are planning to come so you are aware of your timings and direction of travel.

Whilst students are settling in, you can join us in the Parents' and Supporters' hub for one of our parent talks in The Oculus building.


4. Wellbeing and Support

As parents or supporters of students at the University of Warwick, we understand that you want your child/dependant to feel able to achieve their best. As a University we are committed to providing a supportive and positive environment for all. The University has a number of specialist support services to aid students through challenging times, and enable them to fulfil their potential.

You can find out more about the Support Services by accessing the Support Services website.