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For many students, going to university is the first time they have lived away from home. You can play a valuable role in preparing your son or daughter for this important new phase in their life.
"Since I came to university I’ve learned the basics, like doing the chores and keeping track of stuff. It’s not just about education; it’s about being independent and discovering who you are." Harminda Surana, studied Human Biology
It is normal for new students based in halls of residence to feel a little unsettled as they get used to their new environment and routine. Most students feel significantly better once they are a few weeks into the term.
If they continue to have problems always encourage them to talk to hall staff, their student support co-ordinator, or the University wellbeing team.
An important part of coming to university is adjusting to a new life as an independent adult.
When a student starts university, they are responsible for themselves, and our relationship is with them rather than their parents. Under Data Protection legislation we are not permitted to disclose to you any personal information relating to your son or daughter.
As part of life at Oxford Brookes, we ensure that our students can easily access support and advice from trained, approachable staff on everything from concerns about their studies to practical issues such as accommodation or budgeting problems, or health and wellbeing concerns.
Once your son or daughter is at Oxford Brookes, there are plenty of ways you can keep in touch with what’s going on at the University, from receiving our latest news via Twitter or Facebook or attending public lectures and many other community events that take place at the University throughout the year.