Parents and guardians
- Changes from school to university
- What can I do to prepare my child for studying at Imperial?
- Who can I speak to for information on my child?
- What can I do if I have serious concerns about my child's wellbeing?
- What can Imperial tell me?
Changes from school to university
- the responsibility lies with the student to be proactive about their support needs;
- many arrangements are not put in place automatically.
What can I do to prepare my child for studying at Imperial?
Here are a few tips to help your child prepare for their time at Imperial.
Tips for parents and guardians
Encourage your child to disclose on their UCAS application or directly to us via email. To ensure reasonable adjustments can be made for your child, we advise you to get in touch sooner rather than later.
Make an appointment with us
We encourage students to meet with one of our disability advisors early September or after enrolment to discuss their needs. Students with complex difficulties or who are on the autistic spectrum are advised to meet with an advisor during the summer.
Get evidence ready
Having up-to-date and relevant evidence will ensure we can put in place any support or adjustments your child may need smoothly and quickly.
Encourage pro-activeness and independence
As student support does not happen automatically, your child will need to seek support on their own.
Apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
Attend the transition event
We offer a two-day transition welcome event for students on the autistic spectrum. This happens just before Welcome Week starts. We will send an invite for this during the summer. Encourage your child to attend.
Who can I speak to for information on my child?
The Disability Advisory Service can respond to enquiries from prospective students and parents/guardians at any time during the admissions process. We can respond to general enquiries about available support.