Parents and carers guide to university
The months leading up to your child starting university can be an exciting but anxious time for everyone involved. As a parent, it’s natural to worry about the significant costs of a degree. As well as if it will benefit your child's life and career in the long-term.
Your child may be feeling overwhelmed by the number of potential courses and universities to choose from. Knowing that the decisions they make will shape the next few years of their life and beyond.
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The timeline should give you a good idea of how much time your child has to think about their university choices. As well as submit an application, apply for a student loan and accept an offer.
During this time your child should think carefully about what course(s) they’d like to study and which universities are right for them. The UCAS website is a good starting point. Encourage them to do their research by checking out university websites and prospectuses. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Open Days and attend UCAS Fairs to help them reach a decision.
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