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How to support your son or daughter studying from home

As 2020 drew to a close and the new year began, came the dual announcements that A Level and Scottish Highers exams would be cancelled in 2021. Instead, as the global pandemic continues to interrupt students’ education, grades this year will be based on school and teacher assessments.

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How to cope when your son or daughter goes to university

Let’s be honest, it’s tough being a parent when your son or daughter 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 will my son or daughter's exam results be awarded in 2021?

  This blog has been produced by our marketing team to summarise information about calculated grades and entrance to higher education. Please note, the information it contains may be subject to change.

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A Parent's Guide to Results Day

Results Day – the culmination of months of hard work, when your son or daughter receive their exam results and life changes with the opening of an envelope. Key to surviving Results Day is understanding what happens and how the university admissions process works, particularly as this year it will...

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How to Reassure Your Son or Daughter | A 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 son or daughter through this process? Clearing matches applicants to available university places. Your son or daughter will be eligible to use it if: they...

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How Much Money Should Parents Give University Students?

Part of the student experience for your son or daughter is learning how to budget. So, how can you help them become money savvy and – if they need financial help – how much should you contribute?

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Coping with an ‘Empty Nest’ | A Guide for Parents

For your son or daughter, going to university is the start of something new and exciting. For you as a parent, it’s the end of a chapter in your life and theirs.  So how do you cope when they’re not around anymore and the family nest is feeling empty?

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Move in Day | Helping Your Son or Daughter Settle in at University

Moving into university halls, when your son or daughter truly flies the nest – possibly for the first time – must rank among the most stressful life events for parents. But it doesn’t have to be, if you approach things in the right way. Moving in day is emotionally tough, but if you remain...

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

Studying a degree is a big investment, so how can you be sure your son or daughter is making the right decision? Fortunately, there's more to studying at university than gaining a qualification. With all the hard work also comes a myriad of transferable skills that will see your son or daughter...

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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 visit campus and experience what it’s like to live and study there. Families get the chance to find out about courses, accommodation, student support, and careers' services. But there’s a lot on offer at an Open Day, so...

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