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Parents and university students – some helpful websites

 

The Prospects website has lots of useful career and job hunting info for students, which you might find useful too.  www.prospects.ac.uk

It also has articles on student life, including ‘Am I on the right course?’ http://www.prospects.ac.uk/features_changing_already.htm

 

The BBC has parents’ pages, including a section on applying to and starting university.  See http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/leaving_home_for_university/

for their page on coping with your son/daughter going to university.

 

The UCAS site has a whole section just for parents, taking you through the whole application process.  You can even register to get monthly emails from them http://www.ucas.com/parents/

 

  another useful site:   http://www.parentadviser.co.uk/

If your son/daughter hasn’t already got involved with the CU at university they can find contact details via UCCF http://www.uccf.org.uk/freshers/

 

Similarly, you can help them find a student-friendly church via the Fusion website http://www.fusion.uk.com/

 

The Money Saving Expert site has a section dedicated to student finance.  You can try the 2012 fees calculator, work out repayments, find out about student bank accounts and much more.  http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-loans-tuition-fees-changes