Information for parents


Our comprehensive Parents' Guide is designed to answer your questions and give you all the information you need about your child's journey into Higher Education at Swansea University.

For the majority of students, starting university will be the biggest and most exciting challenge they have faced. It is therefore understandable that you, as parents and guardians, will experience a certain amount of apprehension as your child prepares to leave home.

There are also so many questions! What will my son/daughter study? Where will he/she live? What is there to do? How much will it cost? What support is there in case something goes wrong? How will university help my child’s career prospects? How safe will he/she be?

These pages are designed to reassure you and to provide a few answers to common questions. In particular, you will find information about why your son or daughter should consider going to university, and the support they will receive.

For further information or to request a printed copy of the Parents' Guide, please contact the Student Recruitment Office on +44 (0)1792 295784 or visit the Undergraduate Open Days page to find out how you can experience Swansea University for yourself.

A good place to start

Why go to university?

Having a degree will measurably improve the career prospects that your son or daughter can expect to enjoy.

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Choosing the right university

A guide to some of the things you should consider when helping your son or daughter to choose what and where to study.

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Student support and safety

You can be reassured that your son or daughter will receive the best possible support.

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Where your son or daughter will live will be a big part of their university experience. We've got it covered.

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