Calling all Parents seeking advice on post-16 options!

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Parent & Guardian Inspiring Minds event Monday 1st March - Saturday 6th March

Calling out to all parents and guardians who are keen to support their children with advice on post-16 options but don’t know where to start.

Loughborough University are hosting a week-long virtual event to provide information and advice for parents and guardians who are looking to support their children during what can usually be a stressful time. We will help families understand the processes behind researching and applying for universities and how to prepare your child for university. You’ll also be able to book onto a series of Q&A sessions to speak to members of staff.

The sessions available are listed below so if you're interested to hear how we can guide you then register for your place here.


Monday 1st March
COVID – 19 Update - 6.10-6.45pm
Guest speaker: Adam Lamb – Graduate Management Trainee
An overview of how Loughborough University has adapted to the pandemic and what processes have been put in place to ensure that students are safe.

Tuesday 2nd March 12-1pm
International Student & Parent Panel
Guest speakers will include parents of our International Student Ambassadors
Some of our International student ambassadors and their parents share their experience of both studying at and living in another country!

Tuesday 2nd March 6-7pm
Pre and Post 16 Q&A
David Hollis – Senior Outreach Officer
This is your opportunity to ask us about all the pre- and post-16 elements of education and beyond!

Wednesday 3rd March 6-7pm
Freshers’ Week Student & Parent Panel
Guest speaker: Matt Youngs, Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) President alongside a panel of parents
An opportunity to hear about freshers’ week from both the parent and student point of view, and demystify some of the stereotypes around the culture of freshers week. Matt, the LSU president will be sharing what we as a university put in place to encourage students to get involved.

Wednesday 3rd March 6-7pm
“How can parents and guardians work well with Student Support Services”
Guest speaker: Angela Truby, Operations Manager Student Services
Having a child living and studying away from home can be a daunting prospect for parents! So we wanted to give you the opportunity to find out how to work together with institution’s support services.

Thursday 4th March – 6-7pm
Sport at Loughborough University
Guest speaker: Liam Jefferson, Sport Development Centre
Find out about Loughborough University’s sport offering, from courses, to clubs, competitions to recreational sport and more! This is your opportunity to find out what is on offer for all students whilst studying for their degree!

Friday 5th March – 6-7pm
Drop in Q&A
Kirsty Wilkinson – School and College Liaison Manager & Anna Milewska – Student Recruitment Officer
A chance to ask any further questions about university and the application process; whether that may be relating to courses, extra-curricular clubs and societies, employability opportunities, application process, etc!

Saturday 10-1pm
An online chat available for people to send us any further questions they may have!


The event will stay live on the website until 15th March.
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