Access and Widening Participation


A parent's guide to university study

Starting university is a major turning point in a young person's life, particularly if they are leaving home for the first time. We understand that it can also be an anxious time for parents who want to help and support their child so that they make the most of university. 

This guide aims to answer some of your key questions and help you prepare your son or daughter for what is to come. It has been produced by the Access and Widening Participation team at UCL following some research we recently conducted with students between Years 8-13 and their parents. 


We would encourage you to download the publication for your information and as a point of reference.