How can I prepare for my son or daughter leaving home?
Encourage them to take responsibility for themselves and for starting their new way of life with confidence and enthusiasm. On a practical level, it is really helpful if they can cook a few basic meals for themselves and can manage their own financial affairs. We recognise that many students find managing money difficult, so the Financial Support Team in the Student Services Department, has created The Money Planner and Money Timeline, on-line resources which help students to work out a realistic budget before they come to University.
They will receive a lot of pre-arrival information which can seem overwhelming. You can help by encouraging them to read it all carefully and to return all the forms in time. In this way, they will be informed and prepared in advance and be less nervous about starting at university.