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 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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How Much Money Should Parents Give University Students?

Part of the student experience for your son or daughter is learning how to live independently, pay their bills, and manage their money. But what if they need financial help while they are studying? 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, but it doesn't just culminate in a qualification for your son or daughter. 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 son or daughter 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,...

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