Parents and supporters

Deciding whether Higher Education is the next step is a difficult yet important decision for any young person. As a parent, carer or guardian you may have many questions about the options available to your child after school.

Help for you

Here we've answered many of these questions, giving helpful information on choosing the right course/university, the application process, and the all-important subject of finance and how to manage it.

What are my child’s study options after school?

  • Further education
  • Higher education
What courses are available?

What courses can my child study?
What options are available for part-time study?
What are the entry requirements?

UCAS - What happens when?
Why choose Higher Education?
Why choose Birmingham City University?

How can I help my child through the application process?
How can I help my child prepare for university?

Student finance – What’s what?

  • Living costs
  • Part-time work
  • Budgeting

Who can I contact about…

Download our Parents' and Supporters' Guide