Parents and carers

As the parent or carer of someone thinking of applying to university, it is very likely that you will have your own questions about how the process works.

From GCSEs to university, the University of Birmingham has plenty of information and resources to help you support your son/daughter in making informed decisions about their future.

Mother of Hayley Vernon-Freeth

Business Management graduate

“‘I didn’t go to university – the opportunity never arose for me. But when Hayley said she wanted to go, we supported her all the way. She’s inspired her brother and he’s applying to universities for next year. Other parents might be concerned, like I was, but I would say you should follow your child’s instinct. They know where they want to go in life and what they want to achieve and they will get there with your 100% support. I’m just so proud of her.’”


Financial advice
Helping your son or daughter choose a university
How the right choices at school can help
Student well-being