Information for parents

Introduction

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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Accommodation

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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Confidentiality and Data Protection Information for Parents

Both to ensure we respect the privacy of all students and to comply with data protection law, please note that University staff cannot discuss matters relating to individual students with a third party, even where this third party is a close relative or friend. This even extends to confirming the student status of an individual – in other words, in most circumstances, we cannot confirm to a third party whether a person is a current student or not. We realise that this can sometimes be frustrating, but hope you appreciate the reasons for this. If you are a parent, family member or friend of a student, we may be able to contact the student and let them know that you have been in touch with us, or we may be able to help by providing you with some general information about student support issues at the University.