Information for parents and carers of prospective students
Going to university is an exciting time – and it marks a big life change, not just for students but also for their parents or carers. These pages have been designed to help you to understand what to expect as the parent or carer of someone taking the next step into Higher Education.
There is also a printable guide for parents and carers.
Student fees and funding
If your son/daughter is starting university in 2014, please view fees and funding for 2014. Nobody has to pay fees up front any more and there are loans and grants available to help with living costs - make sure you and your family are up to date with the latest developments.
Events for Parents
Higher Education has featured strongly in the news over the past few years, not least due to the change in tuition fees and financial support for students. We understand you might be concerned about this, or just interested in learning about the choices available. As well as speaking to parental audiences in schools and colleges across the region, producing a guide for parents and carers and hosting a parents website we also offer the specialist event below on an annual basis.
Parents’ Information Evenings
Booking's for the 2014 Parents' Information Evenings are open now!
The event will take place on 1, 2 and 3 April with parents and carers of Y12 students in Calderdale and Kirklees invited by post. Should you not live in one of these areas and wish to attend you will be most welcome. These evenings are your chance to talk in an informal setting to University of Huddersfield staff about course choices, current Huddersfield students about their experiences and to Calderdale and Kirklees Careers staff about university and beyond. This is followed by presentations on on 'Why Go to University' (is it worth it, what are the rewards?); A Parent's Guide to Higher Education (how to choose a course and a university, how to apply, what parents can do to help); and finally, Fees and Financial Support.
Please note these are not Open Days but you are welcome to have a look around campus while you are here. Open Day information can be found at Open Days.
Making the right choice
Choosing a university is a complicated, but very exciting decision. The main point to remember is that you are not on your own; there is a large amount of help available in the form of school staff, careers advisers, external agencies and the universities themselves. All of us want your son or daughter to make the right choice for them and an informed one.
Huddersfield has some great accommodation for students so you can be sure that you'll have a safe and friendly place to live when you arrive here.
The Storthes Hall Park Student Village and Ashenhurst Student Houses are our recommended and approved halls. These are independent of the University and are privately owned and operated by Digs Student. For second and final year students - and first year students who want to 'do their own thing' and arrange alternative accommodation - there are lots of options in and around Huddersfield.
If you have any questions about applying to Higher Education, the University of Huddersfield or the events we run, please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01484 473145.
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