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Parent Blog: Jennie - Ongoing Support

Parent Blog: Jennie – Ongoing Support

Friday 14th December 2018

Parents Ongoing Support

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. You are now at the stage where your son/daughter has started their course. I get asked this question all the time, ‘How can I support my child when they are not at home?’ My answer…

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Parent Blog: Stella - Ongoing Support

Parent Blog: Stella – Ongoing Support

Friday 14th December 2018

Parents Ongoing Support

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. One of the hardest things for any parent to do is to gradually ‘let go’ of their child as I know all too well.  Even when our…

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Parent Blog: Jennie - Transition

Parent Blog: Jennie – Transition

Friday 19th October 2018

Parents Transition

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. Now your son/daughter has achieved their grades for the university that they have chosen as their first choice, they will be starting to think about moving away from home. This can be a very exciting…

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Parent Blog: Stella – Transition

Parent Blog: Stella – Transition

Friday 19th October 2018

Parents Transition

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. I open my eyes and see the early morning half-light and see the grey sky through the gap in the bedroom curtains.  Then I remember, it’s today. …

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Parent Blog: Stella – Student Finance Applications

Parent Blog: Stella – Student Finance Applications

Monday 23rd July 2018

Parents Student Finance

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. Every parent’s nightmare is what to do about money when their child is considering going to University.  It’s the question high up on most Parent and carers…

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Parent Blog: Lauren – The Application Process

Parent Blog: Lauren – The Application Process

Monday 18th June 2018

Parents The Application Process

Lauren has four children, three of which have attended University and the fourth is considering a degree or degree apprenticeship to start in 2019. The application stage can seem quite complicated but don’t worry because there will be plenty of experts on hand to help.  I took every opportunity to attend the Higher Education evenings offered by my children’s sixth…

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Parent Blog: Jennie - The Application Process

Parent Blog: Jennie – The Application Process

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Parents The Application Process

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. Once your son/daughter has narrowed it down to the place they want to study, then this is the time to make sure the course they want is the best one for them. As I previously…

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Parent Blog: Stella - The Application Process

Parent Blog: Stella – The Application Process

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Parents The Application Process

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. The application process can sometimes happen without you as a parent/carer realising it.  The main reason for this is not that your son/daughter are keeping things from…

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Parent Blog: Jennie - Information Stage

Parent Blog: Jennie – Information Stage

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Parents Open Days and Information Stage

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. When your son/daughter is ready to look at next steps into further education, then the first question you need to ask is what do they want to do as a career? What interests them? This…

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Parent Blog: Lauren - Information Stage

Parent Blog: Lauren – Information Stage

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Parents Open Days and Information Stage

Lauren has four children, three of which have attended University and the fourth is considering a degree or degree apprenticeship to start in 2019.   So… your son or daughter thinks they want to go to uni…  What do you, as parent(s) need to know? The most important thing I’ve learned is that this is your young person’s experience, and…

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Parent Blog: Stella - Information Stage

Parent Blog: Stella – Information Stage

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Parents Open Days and Information Stage

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. When you son/daughter expresses an interest in higher education you have a responsibility to take an interest and support them.  You can do this by offering advice…

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Parent Blog: Lauren - The Benefits of Higher Education

Parent Blog: Lauren – The Benefits of Higher Education

Friday 23rd March 2018

Parents Benefits of Higher Education

Lauren has four children, three of which have attended University and the fourth is considering a degree or degree apprenticeship to start in 2019. I’ve encouraged all my children to consider a university education.  Although my husband and I didn’t follow this route immediately after we left school, I’ve gone back to university as a mature learner and I’m passionate…

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Parent Blog: Stella - The Benefits of Higher Education

Parent Blog: Stella – The Benefits of Higher Education

Friday 23rd March 2018

Parents Benefits of Higher Education

Stella has two daughters who both have degrees, one of which progressed via A levels onto University and the second completed an Open University degree after originally completing BTEC and A level qualifications. As parents, the view we adopted regarding our daughters venturing into higher education was always that the decision had to come from them.  They are the ones…

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Parent Blog: Jennie - The Benefits of Higher Education

Parent Blog: Jennie – The Benefits of Higher Education

Friday 23rd March 2018

Parents Benefits of Higher Education

Jennie has two sons, the eldest is currently at Loughborough University, studying a sports coaching degree and the youngest son is working through his GCSEs. In my experience I have found that without a degree it has made job prospects harder for myself and it has taken years to get the relevant experience. Therefore, without hesitation, I advised my eldest…

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