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resources Information for Parents and Guardians

As a parent or guardian, you want to support your child in their journey to university. We understand that it can be hard to know how best to support them. Here, you’ll find some useful information to help you feel better equipped to offer guidance throughout

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FinanceStudent Funding

University is a big investment in your child’s future, so having an understanding about the costs associated with university will allow you to offer support and guidance during their decision process.

We have plenty of resources available including guidance on undergraduate fees and funding, the range of scholarships and bursaries we offer, and how we are helping students with the cost of living crisis.

You'll also find a recording from our Money and Housing team explaining student finances and the funding options available.

Applying to University

To learn more about the undergraduate application process, click through for information about UCAS, student FAQs and our range of flexible study options.

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If your child is considering Clearing as an option and you want to learn more about the process and available courses, we’ve got you covered with our dedicated Clearing hub. Click through for a range of resources including our Parents’ and Guardians’ Guide to Clearing.

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aboutStudent Support

It’s normal to worry about your child whilst they are at university, but you can be reassured that our Student Support and Wellbeing teams are here to provide your child with any advice, information, and guidance they may need during their time with us.

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careers and employabilityEmployability

We know how important it is as a parent or guardian to ensure that your child has the best start and support in their career. That’s why our Employability Service is with them every step of the way – from pre-application, during study and as alumni.

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View the locations of our campus sites, explore the range of facilities available to our students, and discover what student life could look like for your child.

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Order or download our current prospectuses.

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Come to an Open Day

Open days are as informative for parents as they are for students. Book on to an open day at a campus near you or join one of our virtual open days if you can’t attend in person.

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Helpful Resources

If you are looking for further information, we recommend listening to . We also have a blog offering advice on how to prepare your child for university.

If you are a teacher looking to support your students we have resources available for years 10 - 13 for use in the classroom and at home.