Information for parents and guardians
For young people entering higher education, choosing the right university and course is a major decision. The information in this section is designed to guide parents and guardians through the process and help you to assist your son or daughter in making the right choices.
Whether it is the first time you are supporting a student application, or if you have done it before, the applying to university page provides a step-by-step guide to the application process and has suggestions of how you can provide support at different times of the journey.
The starting university page describes the transition from applicant to university student and shows how you can provide support throughout this process.
If you have any other concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact our friendly enquiry team on: +44 (0) 116 2 50 60 70
You can also book to visit one of our Open Days or join one of our Online Chat Events.
Why higher education?
There are many reasons to enter higher education and these can vary from:
- Progressing a chosen career path
- Being passionate about a subject
- Enjoying the independence which studying at university brings
Whatever the reason, it's vital prospective students research their options thoroughly to ensure an informed decision is made.
Employers now look at students' skills - such as capacity to learn, organisational expertise, interpersonal skills, independence, self-motivation and communication abilities - as well as qualifications.
DMU has more than 400 courses that can help students develop these skills as well as career-specific subject knowledge, giving them a greater choice, greater job flexibility and the opportunity to earn a higher salary.
DMU is proud to be recognised as a university ranked Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [HEFCE, 2017]
Receive further advice and information
If you would like to receive further advice and information for parents from DMU then please fill in your details below. We will contact you with hints and tips throughout the academic year to assist you in supporting your son or daughter's application process.
Please note, De Montfort University will never pass your personal information to any third party for commercial purposes. All personal data will be processed in accordance with current UK data protection legislation.
To find out more about how we use personal data, and your rights, including how to opt out of further communications from the DMU, please click here.