What to do if you're worried about your child at university
Advice for families
It can be worrying when you feel your child is struggling at university, especially if they're not reaching out to anyone and you're not able to be with them physically.
We have plenty of support available to parents, guardians and supporters of our students. Here are some of the services you can contact.
Please be aware that some of these services are bound by confidentiality. This means they can only offer general advice if permission is not given by the student.
Emergency on campus
If your child needs urgent help on campus, contact our on-site security team.
Support for students in halls — Residence Life Team
If you're worried about your child having problems living in our Halls of Residence.
Mental health support
Student Wellbeing Service
If you feel your child needs personal, mental health and emotional support and counselling.
If you need advice with health and wellbeing support as well as for faith issues, domestic abuse, marriage advice and substance abuse advice.
The Students' Union Advice Service
For impartial and non-judgemental support on a range of academic and university issues that can affect your child's experience.
Physical health support
If your child has problems with their glasses or needs their eyes tested.
Academic Skills Unit (ASK)
If your child is struggling academically, ASK offers personalised support and one-to-one tutorials.
If your child is struggling with the Maths aspect of their studies.
Financial support — Student Finance Centre
If your child is having problems with funding or managing their money.
Careers support — Careers and Employability Service
If you need advice to help your child look for work, volunteering roles and graduate jobs.
Disability support — Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)
If you're worried about your child who has a disability, medical condition or learning difference.
Coronavirus support — University Coronavirus Information Line
If you have concerns about your child relating to the Coronavirus pandemic.