Everything you need to help your child decide on their next steps.
If your child has decided university is the right path for them, here’s what they’ll need to know about making a UCAS application.
Taking a positive approach, and leaving enough time to do a good job, really can make your child’s application stand out from the crowd.
Find out what we do with your child's application and the different decisions a uni or college can make.
Not sure what Clearing is all about? Find out what you need to know and our practical tips for supporting someone through the process.
Parent, Guardian and Carer Guide
Download our free guide, containing everything you need to support a young person with their options and decision-making, and help them through the UCAS application process.
Going to uni or doing an apprenticeship isn’t right for everybody. When researching post-16 plans, it’s important to weigh up all options and make the right long-term decision.
Heard of an apprenticeship but not sure what it’s all about? We share what you need to know and practical tips for supporting someone who might be thinking about an apprenticeship.
Parents Evening: The UCAS parent podcast
Wondering how Clearing works? Not sure what happens on results day? Curious to find out more about apprenticeships? Our new podcast series Parents Evening tackles all these topics and more.
Researching their options
It’s important students start considering their post-school plans early – read our advice on where to start.
We use quite a few terms in the application process. We’ve explained them all here, if you need to check what any mean.
Dealing with exams and revision stress
Exam season is an intense time for students, so we’ve got some handy tips to help you support the young people in your life with revision tips and how to manage their stress (and yours).
Key dates and the application journey
Find out all the key dates and deadlines you need to know for 2024 entry applications, and help your child keep their application on track.
Student finance and accommodation
One of the biggest concerns for students and their parents is the cost of university. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about fees, finance, and repayment.
For many students, uni will be the first time they will have budgeted and paid for bills. Start planning now to make sure they know what to do.
Finding somewhere they’ll be happy to live is an important consideration for your child when choosing where to study – reserarch their options and help them find the right place.