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Parents and Supporters

A young person thinking about going to university is taking a big step towards independence and adulthood. As a parent or supporter of a prospective student, you have an important role to play in supporting them as they embark on this journey.



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Information for parents and supporters

Our guidance is for everyone involved in providing support to a prospective student during this period of change and opportunity. In this area you’ll find helpful guides, resources, videos and tips specifically designed to help parents and supporters in this vital role.

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