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Going to university: a parent's guide

Choosing the right university is a major decision. As a parent, you’ll want to support your child through this important time, and help them decide on a course and university that they'll love and will get them where they want to be in life.

To answer your questions about helping your child through the stages of making a university application, we’ve created this page with explanations and resources about things to consider. We’ve created a digital student toolkit where your child can get advice and support through their application, book onto guidance-led live streams and have one-to-one chats with current students and advisers. UCAS are also offering a number of virtual exhibitions to share all the options and help your child make an informed decision.

You’re very welcome to book on to one of our Digital Open Days with your child, to gain a feel of what DMU can offer should they decide to study with us.

For more information, and to chat to other parents and guardians about helping your child apply to university, join our closed Facebook group DMU Parents and Guardians.

Watch our live stream: Parents' introduction to higher education

Louise and her two sons are students at DMU. Here she has some words of advice for parents whose children are considering applying to university.

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