It can be difficult helping your child choose the right university – even if they know exactly what subject or course they want to study. Here's what to consider before they make their final decision.
While some students choose to live at home, others will want to live at university. Some will choose to move far away, and many will prefer to stay within a short drive. Accommodation costs can vary between universities so it’s something you should research and consider.
Some students choose universities based in busy cities, while others prefer a more rural setting. The University of South Wales has the best of both – vibrant city campuses in Newport and Cardiff, while our Pontypridd Campus is surrounded by green open spaces, while still just 10 miles from Cardiff. It's also worth considering how far you're prepared to travel to drop them off and pick them up at the end of term!
Your child may want to consider a university where they can pursue their hobbies and interests. The Univesity of South Wales is near some of the best beaches in the world, and the Brecon Beacons isn't far away for biking, hiking and climbing - if they enjoy outdoor activities, they'll be spoilt for choice.
As a parent you want to know your child is in safe hands and they have all the support they need. The University of South Wales offers a wealth of support services, from our nurse-led health service, to our Disability and Dyslexia Service, Mental Wellbeing Team and chaplaincy. There are also advice centres at each campus, plus residential and welfare tutors based in the Halls of Residence and Students’ Union.