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.

Event Recordings 

Why attend an Open Day?

Supporting a UCAS Application

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Why study a Higher Education (HE) course in a College (FE)?

Student Finance

Settling into University

Student Services 

Student Mental Wellbeing (UEA Video)

Full Event Recording

Parent Perspectives

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.


Student Perspectives

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.

Useful resources

Unmissable guides for Parents and Carers:

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Inspire HE Jargon Busting Glossary

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Parent and Carer Panel Q&A

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Neaco Parent Brochure 2021 (1)

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