New Students

Parents and supporters of new students

Information for parents and supporters about the support available to new students as they transition into university.

The first year at university can be a rewarding and challenging experience for new students, as well as anyone supporting them. We want to be sure that everyone involved feels knowledgeable and reassured about the support available to all new students making their transition to university.  

This page has information for parents and supporters of new students.

There is further support and information available to you if you are a student with caring responsibilities:

Student Parents

Student Carers 

The University's relationship with students

The University of Edinburgh's approach is to recognise students as adults, even those who have not yet reached the age of 18. 

Supporting your new student

New students will experience many highs and lows as they transition into university life and it is important that they maintain their support networks and connections.

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