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The parents / carers guide to UCAS

As a parent or carer, you may be supporting a student with their university application.

We understand the importance of supporting this decision and have put together some guidance on how you can help them with the application process.

How can you help?


Research course options

Help the student to explore their course options early. Listen to their career aspirations, what they are looking to get out of the university experience and their strengths and weaknesses. At Coventry University alone, we offer more than 100 undergraduate courses. The best place to start is the course webpages. You should also encourage them to check the entry requirements so they can consider a course with requirements similar to their predicted grades.

Browse our courses

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Visit an open day

Prompt the student to book onto an Open Day to get a feel for the for the university. It’s a great opportunity to explore the campus, speak to academics and current students about the courses on offer and ask any questions they may have.

Book an open day

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Know the key dates

The late application deadline is 30th June and the student can submit up to five choices through UCAS. If they don’t hold any offers, you can support them to select additional choices via UCAS Extra between 25th February and 4th July.

 Visit UCAS 

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Understand student finance

Students can apply for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan to help them fund their studies. Help them understand how much they can get and how to apply by visiting the student finance website.

Student finance

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Ask questions

Encourage the student to talk to the university if they need more information. We’re always happy to support students and can be contacted via our form or live chat.

Get in contact

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