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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What to do while your child is waiting to hear back from a university

Find out what steps you can take while your child waits for their uni offers. From understanding and comparing university offers to preparing for interviews.

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Parent’s guide to student finance

Navigate student loans, tuition fees and cost of living, and find out more about financial support, in our parent’s guide to student finance.

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How to afford to get your child through university

From uni budgeting tips and student finance to living costs and support. Find out how to afford to get your child through university as a parent or supporter.

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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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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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Parent Webinars

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.

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Applying to university: tips from parents to parents

Applying to university: tips from parents to parents
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UCAS personal statement support

UCAS personal statement support
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Other routes your child can take to get a degree

Other routes your child can take to get a degree
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University application advice for parents and supporters

University application advice for parents and supporters