University - I'm a Parent/ Carers what do I need to know?

If your child is applying to university soon - or they're still undecided - the Which guide should be on your reading list to support them with this major decision.

Which has teamed up with UCAS to produce the parent guide to university - a free guide containing everything you - as a mum, dad, carer or family member - need to help them make the best choices. All without coming off as a pushy parent...

What does it include?

The guide, available in Welsh and English, covers the application stages and decisions your child will face, including:

  • Key dates for your diary
  • Paying for university
  • Helping your child stand out in their application
  • Choosing a course
  • Apprenticeships
  • How the UCAS system works 
  • Bills, budgeting and preparing for uni

Plus lots more - take a look at the full guide:


Student finance: what parents need to know

Student finance can be complicated. But your child can get money towards tuition fees – now capped at £9,250 a year for UK and EU students – and for living costs. 

Beware of paying your child’s tuition fees upfront instead of them using a student loan. It doesn't really make financial sense. Student loans expire after 30 years, and 60% of students will never pay all of this back. 

To find everything out you need to know about your child’s student finance including loans, repayments, scholarships and more visit: