Parents

Information and Support for Parents

Moving abroad for study can be a daunting experience for even the most confident of young adults, as well as a worrying time for parents.

Students who study internationally are faced with the challenges of a new education system, language barriers, unfamiliar terminology, and a new culture. Building a new home, in a new city, can be especially challenging when apart from family and close friends.

The structure of the Global Study Centre (GSC) ensures students are given the extra support and assistance needed to succeed at the University of Leicester. Academic performance is important, however safety, happiness, health and wellbeing are of equal significance.

In the UK, the Centre has to abide by the highest quality standards set by regulatory bodies, as well as provide the level of support needed for international students to thrive.

The Global Study Centre is operated by Navitas. Navitas has been welcoming international students to various study destinations across the globe for over 24 years and is committed to providing a quality learning experience, as well as to the well being and happiness of students.

Information and support available before and after departure:

  • Course overview
  • Entry requirements
  • Course modules and content
  • Course fees/key payment dates
  • Method of assessment and pass marks
  • Contact hours
  • Semester dates
  • Placement/industry opportunities
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Accommodation support
  • Enrolment information
  • BRP collection
  • Travel to campus information
  • Campus map
  • Family hotel recommendations
  • In-college support
  • Orientation activities
  • Welfare support
  • Campus and city tour
  • GP registration
  • Police registration (specific nationalities)
  • Tier 4 visa queries
  • Opening a bank account
  • Religious facilities
  • Accommodation advice
  • Timetabling
  • Communication skills
  • Academic monitoring
  • Progress meetings

Many parents will choose to travel with their son or daughter. You will need to source accommodation for your stay, but there are a variety of city centre hotels, including:

- Ibis Leicester City Centre (24-minute walk from campus)

- Premier Inn Leicester (19-minute walk from campus)

- Mercure The Grand Hotel Leicester (22-minute walk from campus)

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions regarding the Centre. Please be aware that the Global Study Centre cannot release details about an individual application unless written permission has been granted by the applicant directly.