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Going to university: a parent's guide

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Choosing the right university is a major decision for your child. As a parent or guardian, you’ll want to help them to find a course and university that they’ll love and will get them where they want to be in life.

We’re committed to supporting them too, every step of the way. To answer your questions about helping your child through the stages of making a university application, this page contains 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.

You’re very welcome to book onto one of our Open Days with your child, and take the opportunity to ask questions in our dedicated parents and guardians live stream. These packed digital events are the best way to gain a feel of what DMU can offer, should your child choose to study with us.

At DMU we understand that university is just the beginning of your journey. Your child’s degree is a stepping stone to landing their dream career, and when it comes to helping students build their careers, DMU has been named the best university in the UK for doing just that. Our careers and employability service DMU Works was recently awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February.

Watch our live stream: Parents' introduction to higher education

So your child is applying to university – here are your next steps:

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Preparing for student life

Parent view: Louise and her two sons at DMU share their advice for parents