University challenge? Reflections from her parents on their daughter’s first term at uni last year photo: iStock So very many people had warned us of the intense emotion associated with saying goodbye and then leaving your first child at university at the start of Fresher’s week. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.