Transitioning to HE

Helping your Child settle into University Life

Parent with teenage daughter

The following links provide some useful tips on how you can support your child with their progression to University:

Young Minds - Ways to Support your Child as they go to University
9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness
BBC Good Food - Student Recipes
Money Saving Expert - Student Budgeting Planner
The Telegraph - Give them the best start at University
BBC - Top Ten Tips for starting at University

Parent's Experiences

Watch the following video sharing parent's experiences of their child going to University:

University of Leicester Parents' Film - 2009

(approx. 3 minutes long)

Support for you

It’s a massive adjustment when your child finally leaves home and there is a lot of advice available to help you cope.

The following link provides information and advice on dealing with 'Empty Nest Syndrome':
Empty Nest Syndrome

Watch the following video to find out how other parents have coped with their children leaving home:

The Secret Pain of Empty Nest Syndrome - Lorraine
(approx. 6 minutes long)