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Information for parents and carers of prospective students

A printable guide for parents and carers.
‌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 2015, please view fees and funding for 2015. 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 2015

Each year we offer evening events specifically for parents of Y12 (or first year of college) students.  This year's will take place on 24, 25 and 26 March, from 6.15 - 8.00pm.  This is your opportunity to hear the latest information on Higher Education including how to apply to university, how to choose one and fees and financial support.  Booking is essential and will open on 19 January. Book Now

‌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 great accommodation for students. Our recommended accommodation provider, DIGS Student, offers rooms in halls of residence to all University of Huddersfield students, so you can be sure that there is a safe and friendly place to live for your son/daughter. 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.

Contact us

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 or 01484 473145.

Last updated Friday 27 February 2015
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