New Students

Parents & Carers of New Students

The University of Edinburgh understands that as a parent or carer of a new student, you want what is best for your child. We also recognise that you may have questions and concerns as your child makes this transition. The first year at university can be confusing for new students as well as parents and carers and we want to be sure that you feel supported through this journey.

If you are a studnet who is a Parent or Carer, there is support available to you through the Students' Association.

The students with children or caring responsibilities page of the Student's Association website 

The University's relationship with students

The University of Edinburgh's approach to our relationship with our students recognises their status as adults—even those who have not yet reached the majority age of 18. 

What happens when?

This section gives you a broad overview of what happens prior to arrival and during a student's time at Edinburgh

Supporting your new student

First year can sometimes feel like a roller-coaster. This presentation gives you insight into some of the ups and downs during first year and how you can support your son or daughter during this time.

Career prospects

Employers are looking for well-rounded students, who have made the most of their time at university to develop skills and experiences.

University News & Events

Alumni Publications

Alumni Services publish a range of print and electronic publications for alumni and supporters of the University, including 'Edit' the Alumni Magazine and 'Edinburgh Friends'  for supporters of the University

Alumni Publications