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Guidance for Parents and Guardians

This page has been provided for information, advice and guidance for parents and guardians. We have tried to address the worries, concerns or questions that parents/guardians of prospective students may have prior to them attending University in our resources below. You may also find the FAQ's useful for more specific questions.

Upcoming Events

Parent and Guardian Sessions

Is your young person considering studying at Warwick? This session will give you the opportunity to hear from Sarah and her Dad about their experience of Warwick, followed by an online chat where you can ask some of our current Warwick students and staff members your questions.
Further dates to be added soon

Session Ideas

We are planning further Parents/Guardian events and would like to know what kind of information would be useful. Please let us know your ideas by filling in the short form here and we will incorporate these in our future events.

Parent and Student Resources

Worries about going to University

Length: 5 minutes

You may worry if your son or daughter will settle in, make friends and even whether or not they’ll be able to cook for themselves. Watch the video below and hear from parents of our current students about their worries when their children were applying to Warwick.

First impressions

Length: 5 minutes

Listen to our students and their parents chatting about their first impressions of Warwick and their favourite bits about the campus

Making the decision to go to Warwick

Length: 13 minutes

Deciding which university to go to is a big step; so we’ve asked our students and their parents to share their experiences of choosing Warwick and how they’ve found their course.


Length: 9 minutes

Dropping off your son or daughter to their student halls is as big as their first day at school, except they’re not going to come back home at the end of the day. They get to experience a new place, new people and become more independent. As exciting as it is, it’s not an easy day for parents. Hear what our students and their parents have to say about that first day of moving into their accommodation.

Advice for Parents

Length: 5 minutes

Here’s some useful advice if your son or daughter is applying to Warwick.

Parent and Carers Guide to University 

This downloadable booklet provides everything you need to know to support your young person with their next steps.