Helping Students Prepare for University
Helping someone come to University is
one of the most important things you can do as a parent/carer
around this exciting time in their lives. Students often feel
a range of emotions in the weeks leading up to arrival. A
mixture of excitement, nervousness, apprehension, sadness at
leaving loved ones behind, anticipation of meeting new people,
making new friends and starting their course is a lot to deal with
for anybody and the calming influence and help of parents/carers
can keep students on track.
Parents/carers often help students
organise what they need to do prior to arrival and the information
on these pages is to help you make sure your child is prepared for
University and that the transition of moving away from home is
as smooth as possible.
Pre Arrival Information
The most important thing any
student has to do before arriving in York is to enrol online.
They should have received information about the online enrolment
process via email and it will have provided them with
information about how to log on and complete this process.
A student will not be able
to complete enrolment during induction if online
enrolment has not been completed. If a student is not
fully enrolled then money from Student Finance England
cannot be released.
To help work with your son or daughter
in getting them prepared for university life, we have produced
handy checklists that you can print out to make sure you have
Post Arrival Information
Once a student arrives at York St John
it is not the end of parental/carer involvement. Students
often need support throughout their studies and their first point
of call is usually back home. Whilst this is a valuable
resource we want parents to know that we have support available for
students that can help in most situations.
See the Support
through the University page for more information.