Parents guide to university

Welcome to the parents section of our website. Here you can read all you need to know if your child is applying to university. We explain how to help your child choose the right course, funding options, accommodation, student support and more.

The right course

Throughout the whole process - from looking for courses to receiving offers, your child will want reassurance they're making the right decision. After all, this is what they will be studying for the next three years. 

The right university

It can be difficult helping your child choose a university - even if they know the course they want to study. To help with that all-important decision, there are things to consider such as location, reputation, employability and support.

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Fees and funding

There is a huge amount of information on fees and funding which can leave you feeling confused. Read our simple overview to find out what is available.

Living away from home

Moving away from home can be a daunting, but exciting time. Read how you can help your child get off to the best start, from looking at what support is on offer to finding the right accommodation. 

Open Days

An Open Day is the best way for your child to be sure a university or course is right for them. Read our tips on how to make the most of an Open Day.

How to apply

Find out how your child can apply for a course through UCAS and what deadlines they must meet.

Advice from parents 

We know the most valuable advice you can get is from parents who have already been through the application process - read what parents of University of South Wales students have to say.