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Advice for parents

We'll help you to support your child with university choices

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The average cost of living at university... revealed

How much do you really need to live on at university? See what the average UK student spends on food, going out, accommodation etc. to help you budget for university.

11 November 2019

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University open day calendar 2019 – Which? University

Open day calendar for universities across the UK in 2019. Search uni open day dates for 2019 at Which? University.

03 October 2019

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What it's really like to be the parent of a university student

How are parents managing the cost of university for their child? We reveal just how much parents are spending – and more – in our survey recap.

12 August 2019

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Looking after your mental health and wellbeing at university

Expert advice for students struggling with their mental health at university, including warning signs to look for, preparing for university and finding help.

18 July 2019

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How to pick the right student accommodation

While most first-year students go straight into university halls, there are a variety of housing options available to you.

18 July 2019

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How to find private off-campus student housing

For those looking for private student housing after living in halls, here's how to make it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.

18 July 2019

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The reality of student finance, according to students…

How well are students managing the cost of university? As part of our annual survey, we posed the big questions – this is what they said.

16 July 2019

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Clearing guide 2019 for parents

A useful Clearing guide for parents to help support their child on A-level Results Day 2019, whatever results they open.

03 July 2019

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Parents: how to budget for university costs

Many parents find themselves financially supporting their child at university. Whether your child is starting to apply or they're off in the next month, here are some ways that you can lend a financial hand.

06 June 2019

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What to take to university: parents' essential checklist for first-year students

Parents, what are the essentials for university? Here’s a checklist of things your child might need to take to university, next time you're browsing the shops online.

13 May 2019

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List of job profiles and career ideas – Which? University

To get career ideas browse our job profiles for a full breakdown of responsibilities and required qualifications, so you can find the perfect job for you.

17 April 2019

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Student finance: what parents need to know

Not sure what financial support there is for your child at university or how their repayments work? Read our beginner's guide to student finance for parents.

06 April 2019

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When will your student loan be written off and what will it cost you?

From the amount of interest charged to having your loan written off, find out everything you need to know about paying back your student loan.

06 April 2019

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Supporting your child's student finance: Q&A

Got a question about your child's student finance? Julie Kelly from the University of Hertfordshire tackles those important need-to-knows...

06 April 2019

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New to Which? University? How we can help you

From Year 9 to university graduates, we're here to guide you through every Higher Education decision you make. Find out about the wealth of resources at your fingertips.

05 April 2019

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Making the grade: A* students share their revision tips and secrets

A* students share their top tips for how to revise for A-levels, plus we share advice on when to start and more.

04 February 2019

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Year 13: A-level calendar - key dates

Year 13 planner of what to do during the autumn, spring and summer term.

10 January 2019

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Student housing checklist: 12 key tasks when moving in

Use our tips to quickly power through the dull but important admin tasks you need to do when you move into a student house.

08 December 2018

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Parents: six student bills you should know about

Helping your son or daughter prepare for student budgeting? Here are six student bills to get your child familiar with before they fly the nest...

08 December 2018

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The parent, guardian and carer guide to university 2019

Everything you need to support your child with their higher education choices, in one simple guide.

03 November 2018

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Is a higher or degree apprenticeship right for you?

Like the idea of graduating in a cap and gown, while also having several years of work experience in the bag and no debts to pay off? A degree apprenticeship could be the answer…

03 October 2018

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What A-level subjects do you need for the degree you want to study?

Got an idea of the degree subject you want to study, but not sure what A-level subjects you’ll need to take (or might be handy to have)? Figure out the right path with our checklists below.

20 September 2018

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What types of extra funding are available to help you at university?

If you need an extra loan for your student finance, or think you might be eligible for a hardship fund or bursary, it’s worth seeing what you can get.

07 July 2018

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How to write a personal statement: 10 things to put in yours

A personal statement is your opportunity to stand out when applying to university. Our guide covers what to write, how long it should be and more.

10 January 2018

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10 things to make your move to uni easier

Ten things you can do now to help you get ready for university, including things to help you live independently and settle into your new surroundings.

26 August 2017

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