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

View our privacy notice (PDF) for parents/carers.

Finance and bursaries

For further information about finance and bursaries, please visit the fees and funding website.


For details about living on campus please visit the accommodation website.

Health and wellbeing

At the University we have many services to help our students, including a doctors surgery, health and wellbeing advice, counselling, mental health support and help with bereavement.

Our students who use these support services are assured confidentiality in the majority of situations according to the Data Protection Act 2018. If a student asks for us to contact a parent, we will only do this with their written consent. 

If you want to inform us of any concerns or issues you may have, you can contact the Guildowns Medical Centre which has NHS doctors on-site or the Centre for Wellbeing using the details below. 

Guildowns Medical Centre

Centre for Wellbeing


For more information on the range of support services that the University of Surrey has in place, please visit the student support website.

Careers and employment 

For more information on careers and employability, please visit the employability and careers website.

Sports facilities

For further information about sports facilities at the University of Surrey, please visit the Surrey Sports Park website.