Guidance for parents

Visitors walking through the Portland Building courtyard at an open day, including a father and daughter

As the parent or guardian of a young person applying to university for the first time, here are some of the things you may be curious about or need to consider.

Many students look to parents and family members for guidance – as well as teachers and peers – when they're thinking about their future and making their university choices. These pages includes guidance for parents, guardians, carers or anybody helping a student to apply.

A family at a university open day
Applying and decisions
A student helper at an open day, in the centre of Jubilee Campus
Choosing Nottingham
A graduating student with her mother
Finance and funding
A student and her parents carrying boxes and bags of personal belongings to move into student accommodation
A group of students sat outside on campus
Support and wellbeing

Open days

Our 2022 undergraduate open days will take place on:

  • 24 June
  • 25 June
  • 10 September
  • 15 October

They will include a talk for parents and carers, as well as a range of other talks, campus tours and more.

Find out more and book your place

Top tips for your open day


If you can't attend an open day, you may wish to book a campus tour or attend one of our virtual events. Find out more about your options for visiting us.

Alternatively, we have a variety of of ways to connect with us online. You can:

Student Recruitment Support Hub

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