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Supporting you through your young person’s application journey!

Hey everyone!

We know that there’s a lot more to applying to university than just filling out applications. At Nottingham Trent University, we’re here to provide support for not only prospective students, but also their parents and carers too.

We wanted to share some of our top tips to think about to help you support your student when they’re making their university choices:


If you haven’t been to any open days yet, the next couple of months are the best time for you and your young person to visit universities that they’re interested in if they’re starting in the 2024/25 academic year. Visiting in person is the best way for them to get a taste of their chosen course and what their student experience will be like.

2. When they’re making their applications, make sure that they’re taking their time and exploring all the different options available. We’ve got a handy guide full of advice on writing a great personal statement on our website.

3.Make sure they’re aware of key dates and deadlines and get to grips with the UCAS application process. Discover our step-by-step guide to applying to university.

What other tips would you share with other parents and carers to help them support their young person through their university application journey? Add your comments below!

If you’d like to hear more from NTU, our parents and carers newsletter supports families and carers in navigating the university application process. From personal statement tips and financial support information to tips to preparing for university, it's a valuable resource to ensure a smoother and more informed journey. Sign up today to stay connected with us.

Jess NTU Rep
(edited 5 months ago)

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