Supporting your child
Help them prepare for life at university
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.
Sign up for our Parents and Supporters Newsletter
Access a range of resources to support them every step of the way.
We'll send you:
- Updates around the UCAS process
- Personal statement support
- Webinars on things like student finance and helping your child apply to university
- Advice on preparing for Clearing
Why your child should 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.
How to help your child choose a university and course
Learn how to help your child choose where and what to study. From how to pick a university and what to consider when choosing a course, we've got you covered.
Open day guide for parents and supporters
Find out about university open days with our guide for parents and supporters. Use our tips and advice to support your child as they begin their university journey.
UCAS process for parents and supporters
Discover the UCAS process for parents and supporters, from application to results. Get expert advice and guidance to support your child's university journey.
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.
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.
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.