Parents and guardians

Understanding the university application process and supporting students through university can be a daunting and challenging experience.

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A university education can open doors. Many careers now require a degree, but studying at undergraduate level offers more than just a route into work or further study. It's a chance for your child to enrich themselves academically, socially and culturally.

They’ll meet people from all over the world and from different backgrounds, and get the chance to try new hobbies and activities through the Students’ Union. University can also help students develop self-confidence and gain independence. Our presentation below looks at supporting your student in applying to university and a summary of the student finance system.

Important aspects of university for parents/guardians

  • Accommodation: What accommodation is available to your son/daughter? How far is it away from campus? Is there round-the-clock security/support?
  • Support for students: What support from hardship funds, wellbeing and disability support is available?
  • Faith and spirituality: Is the university inclusive to all religions, and what faith facilities do they offer?
  • Careers: Supporting students after the degree is key. Does the university have a careers office and what support can they provide to making industry contacts?


Watch our presentation on how to support your child through applying to university.

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