Wednesday, 8 April 2015

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

Every month we send an email newsletter with timely information about what’ll be happening with your son or daughter’s application. These newsletters have valuable reminders of what your son or daughter needs to do throughout the year. Make sure you’re kept in the loop and sign up now.

Video guide for parents

Learn about the application process from start to finish with our video guide for parents. It explains how your son or daughter can search for courses, apply, and track their progress. It also gives advice on how you can help them along the way.

The UCAS website

There’s a whole section on our website dedicated to parents and guardians. It covers everything, from helping your son or daughter decide what they want to study, to the financial support available.

Parent guide

Download our PDF guide (it’s also available in Welsh) to help you navigate through the UCAS process. It has a glossary of all the terminology you’ll see on our website and also offers advice on preparing for results day and starting university.

Parent information tool

This interactive tool offers advice, hints and tips to guide you through the entire application process. It covers everything from starting the application, to confirming a place, as well as valuable information about other aspects of university life, like accommodation and student finance.

Parent bloggers

We have two parent bloggers who have been sharing their experiences as their daughters begin university. Have a read of Martin’s and Julie’s blog posts to get an inside view of what to expect from your own journey. Julie has offered some great advice on how to keep in touch with your son or daughter at university and Martin reflects on the benefits of a year out.

Social media channels
Finally, we regularly post useful advice and updates on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google Plus 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.

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