- Making your choices
- Understanding university ratings and rankings
- Applying to Uni During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Choosing your GCSEs
- Why go to university open days — and what to do when you can't
- Fee Assessment
- University degrees and awards explained
- How to prepare for your university interview
- Brexit – information for students
- Supporting your friends if they don't get the grades they need
- How to study online
- Learning preferences
- Types of study
- How to beat procrastination
- Organisation and time management
- Mind mapping
- Speaking skills and presentations
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- Academic writing style
- Reports and essays: key differences
- Basic data interpretation
- Basic essay structure
- Better Essays: Signposting
- Better essays: paraphrasing
- Commas and its
- Dissertation Tips
- Essays: task words
- Experimental laboratory reports in engineering
- Commonly confused words and improving vocabulary
- Key features of academic reports
- Paragraphs main body of an assessment
- Reflective writing introduction
- Writing clear sentences
- Writing: flow and coherence
- How to afford to get your child through university
- How to help your child choose a university and course
- Open day guide for parents and supporters
- Parent’s guide to student finance
- Preparing your child for university
- UCAS process for parents and supporters
- What to do while your child is waiting to hear back from a university
- Why your child should go to university
- What to do if you're worried about your child at university
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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