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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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Access our resources to support them. From updates around the UCAS process and personal statement support to finance webinars and clearing advice.

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Explore their options

Deciding which path to take can be tough and as a parent or supporter, we understand you'll want to help your child explore their choices. Read our advice below to find out how you can support them.

Considering Portsmouth?

Discover what makes the University of Portsmouth great and why your child should choose us.

Explore Portsmouth


Support their application

From understanding the UCAS process and personal statements to applying and next steps. We've got you covered.


Get prepared

Learn how to help your child prepare for university with our expert advice on topics like student finance, budgeting and accommodation.


When they arrive

Discover how to help your child navigate university life and settle into their studies.

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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