Judith Charlton

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Applying through UCAS – a guide for parents of international students

Applying to university is an exciting time for your child, especially if they have decided they want to study at a university in the UK.

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10 reasons why your child should study in the UK

The UK is one of the most popular overseas study destinations for international students, but is it right for your child? Read on to find out. A higher standard of education

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Applying to university in 2023 | A parent’s timeline

Is your child thinking about going to university in 2023? If they are, it might feel like you have plenty of time before they start this next big adventure. But actually, there are things you could be doing now, both to support them and help make sure their application goes smoothly.

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How to cope when your child goes to university

Let’s be honest, it’s tough being a parent when your child leaves home to go to university. You want them to become the wonderful, confident and independent person you know they can be, but it’s hard to see them go.

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How to Reassure Your Child During Clearing | Parent's Guide

Tens of thousands of students successfully apply to universities every year through Clearing, but how does it work and how can you support your child through this process? Clearing matches applicants to available university places. Your child will be eligible to use Clearing if: they don’t meet the...

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What life skills do you develop at university? | A Guide for Parents

Studying a degree is a big investment, but it doesn't just culminate in a qualification for your child. With all the hard work comes a myriad of transferable skills that will see them go on to excel in the professional world.

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Surviving Open Days | Top Tips for Parents

A university Open Day is a chance for soon-to-be-students and their parents to explore what it's like to  study at university and the campus experience. Families get the chance to find out about courses, accommodation, student support, and careers' services. There’s a lot on offer at an Open Day -...

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How Universities Look After Students | A Guide for Parents

It’s a difficult thing to wave goodbye to your child as they head off to university and their next big adventure. This might be the first time they’ve had to live independently, cook their own meals, or travel to and from a city far from home. How can you be sure they’ll be happy, healthy, and...

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What is student accommodation really like? | A Guide for Parents

As a parent soon to be dropping your child off at university, you might be wondering what student accommodation is really like.

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