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Supporting your child

Learn more about out helping your child prepare for their degree

University is an opportunity for your child to be independent, but it’s only natural to want to support them – even if they don’t tell you they need your help.

Explore our advice pages or sign up for extra support below to discover how to help your child through the university application process and prepare them for their studies. 

University is a big change for young people. Sign up below to access a range of resources to support them every step of the way.

We'll send you:

  • a simple UCAS timeline 
  • personal statement support 
  • student finance webinar 
  • advice on preparing for Clearing 

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Preparing your child for university

This guide covers everything you need to know to prepare your child for university - from year 11 through college or sixth form to their 1st day.

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Should your child go to university?

Knowing whether your child is making the right university choices can be tough. Here, we discuss some common concerns from parents and combat some university myths. Read more.

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What to do if you're worried about your child at university

It can be worrying when your child is struggling at University but won't reach out themselves, here's our list of where you can get help for them.

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Clearing: Parents and supporters

Use the University of Portsmouth Clearing Guide to help your child make the best decisions for them and their future.

Clearing advice for parents and supporters at University of Portsmouth
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Getting Started series

Applicants, parents and supporters can join our interactive webinar series on topics from writing a great personal statement, to completing a UCAS application, to the different ways they’ll learn at university – and more.