#WeAreTogether: Proud to Help

Tuesday 30th June, marks the launch of Universities UK's "#WeAreTogether: Proud to Help" campaign which recognises, shows appreciation for and gives thanks to all student and staff at UK universities who have stepped up, volunteered, fundraised and much more during the Covid-19 pandemic. Let's put...

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

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Newcastle University | We Stand With You

Here at Newcastle University, we value individual differences and the diversity that this brings. We want to ensure that our campus is an environment for all to be treated with dignity and respect and that no-one is at a disadvantage because of who they are. Through dedicated working groups, events...

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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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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Virtual Open Day

Many prospective students are well versed on the ins and outs of ‘traditional’ university open days: what to expect, whether to bring parents, things to ask. But, how can you make the most of a virtual open day? Although Covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease in the UK, chances are most...

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Teetotal in the Toon

After-hours activities at university undoubtedly play an important role, but everyone has a different idea of the "perfect night out". Some enjoy the world-famous Geordie nightlife, but that's not all Newcastle has to offer. Journalism, Media and Culture student, Jenny, is here to share...

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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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How Home Exams are different to Regular Exams

With exam season around the corner, this year is undeniably unlike any other. Revision sessions in the library are no more and bedrooms are both the new workspace and exam hall. But how exactly is this new way of examination different and what can you expect? Here’s 5 things to help you understand,...

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