UCAS Information for Parents 

The Parents’ Guide to Personal Statements.

The Parents’ Guide to UCAS personal statements – 2023 edition (theparentsguideto.co.uk)

Ideas to help teens choose the right university course.

How to help your child choose the right university course (theparentsguideto.co.uk)

The ‘Ultimate University Shopping List’ with links to recommended buys.

Moving out | The Parents’ Guide (theparentsguideto.co.uk)

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Useful Websites:

  • The UCAS website is the most important website if you are making an application to a UK university. It has guidance and advice on how to complete an application, student finance, course search (which lists every course available at all the UK institutions) and a tracker to track your application once it has been made. When an offer is made you will find out through your account on the UCAS website. Start searching for courses as early as possible, so visit this now!
  • The Student Room is the largest student community in the world. Want advice from people who have already applied and are studying the course at the university you wish to attend – then go to the forums and find out all the information you need!
  • The Russell Group universities are a group of the 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. Find the list of universities by following the link and see if you want to apply to any of these institutions.
  • Scholarship Search gives you loads of information about applying for scholarships to universities, helping either fully, or partially, towards the cost of going to university. If you are concerned about costs for universities, a scholarship might be easier to get than you think – search by following the link.
  • The complete university guide is simply what it says on the tin. Have a look at the resources on their website.
  • The Guardian has loads of information and answers to questions you might have about the whole spectrum of universities and applying to them. Take a look!
  • Find out all the answers to your questions about costs of living, how you can afford to study at university and how much the government will loan you on the Student Finance  England website.
  • For free examples of personal statements visit Studential. Remember your personal statement must be plaigarism-free!