Parents Guide to University

University is still the most popular option for young people leaving school after completing their A-levels, IB or equivalent. That means there’s a pretty good chance that your children will be considering this route.

Before they take the plunge and start submitting their UCAS applications, it’s a good idea for you to understand what impact this is going to have on your children and your family.

There’s tons of stuff you’ll need to wrap your head around, from university tuition fees and student loans to entry requirements and the UCAS application process. Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of information that will help to answer all of your main questions.

If your children don’t quite get the results they were expecting, we’ve also got plenty of advice on clearing and what to do on results day to help them avoid disappointment.

Finally, we’ve also written a series of articles that will explain the slightly less traditional university options available to your children, such as sponsored degrees and scholarship programmes. Indeed, many companies are now keen to engage with talented young people before they graduate and some organisations may offer to help fund your child’s higher education. Some will even offer them a part-time job or a series of placements while they are completing their degree. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s a truly viable option! You can find out more below.


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