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The parent, guardian and carer guide to university 2019

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

We've 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 (without coming off as a pushy parent...).

What does it include?

Our 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.


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    Which? University and Ucas:
    Ucas is the organisation at the heart of university applications and processes all full-time courses at universities, colleges and conservatoires in the UK.
    As a parent, guardian or someone with care responsibilities, you're likely to be one of the most important and trusted sources of information and advice on this process to your child - so that's why Ucas and Which? University have joined forces to bring you this guide.

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