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Support for parents and carers - find out more about university

We understand that the world of Higher Education can be daunting – especially if you have no experience of applying or going to university. To support you in answering some of the questions you and your child may have about university we have created this dedicated resource.


While reading about university you may come across some words which may be unfamiliar to you. This is a guide to explain the meaning of some words associated with university and Higher Education.

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Links to useful resources and online tools

A parents guide to student finance

This section gives an overview of student finance and everything you need to know about tuition fees, government funding and university support, assistance and bursaries.

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Student support

There are many support services available to students during their time in Sheffield. Find out more about Personal Tutors, the Health Service and many more.

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Apply now to university

The University has a dedicated section for parents whose children are in sixth form or at college and in the process of applying to the University of Sheffield.

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Find out more about studying at the University of Sheffield

This section has all the information you need about Open Days, Accommodation and applying to university in general.

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This section of our website has been created following research and parent feedback during the development of our IMPACT programme.

We will continuously update the resources and if there is anything missing or something you would like more information about contact us using the information to the right.