Information for Parents and Carers
We understand that going to university is a big step for students and their parents/carers. You will need to know that your son or daughter is safe, secure, happy and on the right path to fulfil their aspirations.
The information on this website has been designed for parents and carers, but may also be useful to other family members and partners of students who are about to start at university.
It contains suggestions and advice covering a wide range of issues from applications to student loans and is designed to help you support your son or daughter as they prepare to enter university and throughout their time with us here at Surrey.
Data Protection Statement
Updated 4 May 2016
Student data is collected to help us monitor the targeting and take up of activities and to track students who apply to the University of Surrey or other Higher Education Institutions in the future. The data will be stored on a database in accordance with the Data Protection Act used to administer participation in the project. For research and monitoring processes only, this data may also be shared with the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE), the Department for Education, Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) or the University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) and our partners including colleges, Higher Education Access Tracker subscribers, Connexions and the National Data Service to help evaluate the effectiveness of this activity as part of the government policy to widen participation in higher education and to develop future policy. The project and its partners will not use your record in a way that would affect you individually. We will not release data to anyone who is unauthorised. You have the right to opt out of sharing your data at any time, please contact Katherine Sela firstname.lastname@example.org or 01483 689878 to do this.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to a copy of the data held about you by us, for a small fee. If you have any concerns about the use of data for these purposes or would like a copy of the data you have supplied directly to us, requests should be made in writing using the contact information at: