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Parents guide to university

Welcome to the parents section of our website!

At the University of South Wales, we know that parents are increasingly involved in their child’s university applications. 

It can be difficult helping your child choose the right 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

To help answer some of your questions and guide you along the way, we have created a parents guide. 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 coursefunding options, accommodation, student support and more.

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.

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

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.


Applying to university can seem a daunting process, so make sure you know what happens and when – and more importantly what your son or daughter needs to do.

Take a look at the key dates you need to know.

When choosing where to go to university, accommodation can be a key part of the decision-making process.

Check out our accommodation options and information of the costs for student accommodation at USW.

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.