Guide for parents and guardians
Going to university is a really exciting adventure. But it can be as much of a daunting process for parents and guardians as it is for aspiring students. We know most parents prefer to support and guide their sons and daughters in their decisions rather than make these for them, so want to be informed and able to provide that steer when needed.
Parents' knowledge and own experience of university is different and some feel nervous about providing the right support. Add to that the often conflicting emotions parents can experience while watching their child developing into a new chapter of their lives, and it's no wonder they sometimes don't know where to start.
You can find some useful information below that should equip you with the knowledge you need to support your son or daughter as they consider their university options.
We also recommend you visit our accommodation and fees and funding sections to find out more about studying and living at Royal Holloway.
Timeline: what do we need to do when? (click to open)
Location and environment will have a big impact on your son or daughter's experience. Think about what would suit them, by checking out our guide to the main differences.
Open Days are the best way to get a feel for the university, but they're packed with things to find out and experience, and you might need to go to two in the same day! Here are our tips for getting the most out of them.