DMU logo

Starting university

There is a lot to do in the time between being accepted at university and taking up a place. This section looks at what happens during this transitional period.

After accepting a place at university your child will receive a welcome pack containing enrolment details as well as a guide to accommodation if they have chosen to live on campus.

If your child does choose to live on campus they will need to choose their accommodation via the online application site as soon as it’s available, to avoid disappointment.

Home or away?

Deciding whether to stay at home or move away to university is a difficult choice and is determined by a number of factors personal to each student’s circumstances. 

During this time, it can be difficult to know exactly how involved your child wants you to be during their time at university.

Some students may prefer independence and will ring home occasionally to check-in; others may want to come home more regularly. What is important is to reassure your child that you are there for them as little or as much as they need.

Increasingly students are choosing to stay at home as the cost of attending university rises. While it has traditionally been said that students should move away to get the most from the university experience, students who live at home can enjoy and benefit from the student lifestyle just as much. It is important to note that even if your child stays at home to study, your relationship may change.

For many of those students who do move away, this will be the first time that they have been apart from their families for a prolonged period. Adjusting to this new way of life is not always easy and students should allow themselves time to settle into their new surroundings.

DMU has a range of halls of residence to choose from, catering for students with varying needs and budgets. Visit the accommodation pages to find out more about room types and prices.

Tips for parents and guardians of students staying at home

 

  • If your child continues to live at home, sit down and have a discussion about rules and boundaries now that they are at university. As they are now an adult, your child may wish to adopt more adult roles and behaviours. At the same time it’s important for them to respect your wishes while they are living under your roof.
  • The first term of university can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Encourage your child to get the most out of their first term by making use of the full range of support services.
  • As your child adjusts to the increased workload they now face, be sure to provide them with the necessary time and space to complete their work.

Tips for parents and guardians of students staying away

 

  • The first term of university can be exciting and stressful at the same time. Encourage your child to get the most out of their first term by making use of the full range of support services.
  • As you child adjusts to the increased workload they now face, be sure to provide them with the necessary time and space to complete their work.

DMU_Campus

SCIENCE-MPU-250x300

 
News target area
News

DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

dsu-logo-thumbnail
De Montfort Students' Union

DSU is here to support you, find out how.

open-day-target-area-img
Come to an open day

Don't let us tell you how good we are. Come to one of our open days and find out for yourself!