Advice for parents

Thursday 23 May 2019, Parents


Advice for parents

Applying to university can cause a fair amount of anxiety, but not just for your son or daughter – we know that as parents you want to do whatever you can to help them through this important stage of their lives. For some, the process can seem quite unfamiliar – but rest assured we’ve created useful resources especially for you to help you give the best advice and support.

Monthly newsletters

We send out monthly newsletters with timely advice so you can support your son or daughter with their application. They cover a wide range of topics such as completing the application form, offering support at open days, help on finance and much more – sign up now!

Video guides

We have a selection of videos to help you get to grips with various stages of the application process, but we also have a selection of videos just for parents which offer support on a multiple topics.
The UCAS website

There’s a whole section of our website dedicated to helping parents. Covering everything from the application process to open days.

Parent guide

Download our Parent Guide 2019 entry (2.2 MB)to help you navigate through the UCAS process. It’ll help you familarise yourself with the glossary of terms we use and offer you support from starting the application process all the way through to when your son or daughter starts uni.

Financial advice

One of the biggest concerns you may have will be the financial support available. We have lots of advice to answer your questions. Whether it’s the financial support on offer, how to afford to send your child to uni, or how to help them manage their money while at uni, we've got it covered!

Social media channels

Finally, we regularly post useful advice and updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, so get following!

If you have any further questions or concerns about your son or daughter’s application you can ask our social media team on these channels, and they’ll get back to you as soon as they can.