Parents and Carers

Going to university is a major milestone in your child’s life. It can also be a significant time for you as their parent or carer.

You want the best for them, and to feel confident they’re making a good choice for their career and future.

You may also have some questions about university and how it all works, and the part you can play in supporting them as they embark on this exciting new chapter.

This section hopefully covers some of the main things you might be thinking about – from choosing the right university, funding and the application process, to how you can help your son or daughter get ready for student life.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, please contact our enquiries team on 0330 123 2023, or encourage your son or daughter to. We’re here to help.


We have places available for your child on a range of programmes, starting this September or January 2021. Visit our dedicated Clearing page for more information. Our parent and carers guide is a great resource to help answer any questions you may have about your child applying to University through the Clearing process.