We recognise that, as parents and carers, young people consider you to be the key influencer and main source for information about future choices. Research however, tells us that parents and carers often believe they have insufficient knowledge about their children's options and, what information they have received, often reaches them too late. Our virtual Parent and Carer Higher Education Open Day resources are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the world of Higher Education as you prepare to support your young person through the next stage of their journey. In this collection of free 'short but sweet' presentations and other resources we will introduce you to the world of Higher Education. We will show you how you can support your young person, or help you in applying for a place for yourself. Additional documents and guides can be found in the downloads section below.
Why attend an Open Day?
Supporting a UCAS Application
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
Why study a Higher Education (HE) course in a College (FE)?
Settling into University
Student Mental Wellbeing (UEA Video)
Full Event Recording
In these videos our Parent Ambassadors share their experience with the application process, attending open days, securing student finance, supporting
And check out the neaco Parent and Carers Blog for two perspectives on supporting someone into Higher Education.
You can read about the experiences of real students on our Student Perspectives Blog Pages.
Check out the neaco Apprencticeship Podcast Series to hear from a range of student, parent/carer, and employer voices about apprenticeships.
Panel Question & Answer Session
Our panel of experts answered a wide range of questions including about :
- Wellbeing at University
- UCAS process
- Getting the most from an open day/virtual event
- Top tips from current students
- Student finance advice
Recording of the Q&A Sessions
We have summarised these into a handy quick-reference document. Click on the icon below to download this.
Unmissable guides for Parents and Carers:
- Parent and Carers Guide to Higher Education and Options
- Guide to Apprenticeships
- Guide to UCAS applications and Clearing