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University

If your child chooses to go to university there are many ways in which you can support them, first of all encourage them to choose the best university for their course, this may mean that they need to move out of the family home – don’t be afraid, a little independence can do some good! So long as you are paying a fee to get your child a university degree, you want them to get into the best university!


Universities and Courses

Most universities will specialise or be notorious for their course. There are two types of universities – Russell Group which consist of 24 of the leading universities in the UK and the Million + Group which make up the other mainstream universities.

List of Russell Group Universities:
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
Cardiff University
Durham University
University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Glasgow
Imperial College London
King's College London
University of Leeds
University of Liverpool
London School of Economics & Political Science
University of Manchester
Newcastle University
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
Queen Mary, University of London
Queen's University Belfast
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University College London
University of Warwick
University of York

Black students make up 13% of students in the Million+ group of universities but only 2% of students in the Russell Group Universities.

How can you support?

You can support your child by being supportive of their decisions, after all they are an adult and it is time to let them take some responsibility for their own learning. If they choose to go to university outside of your hometown, help them plan their move and advise them on how to cope financially and domestically. It will be an emotional time and a difficult time to let go, but if this is what they want you must support them. Be positive about their choices and encourage them, you can always keep in touch and be sure that they will want to visit you!
You may be in a panic when your child comes to you and says that they would like to go to university – you haven’t financially planned for it and can’t financially afford it! Many universities charge different fees for different courses, so it is worth doing your research into fees well in advance, you can find this information on the university website. Most universities charge £9,000 a year for their course, but students who come from a low income household are entitled to maintenance grants. For further information on this please go to the 19-21 section on the webpage or www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/S...
As a parent you will be expected to contribute financially to your child’s studies; this will become obvious to you once a grant application is submitted by your child. The grant application will indicate how much you will be expected to contribute. It is important for you to discuss all financial inputs with your child so that they are aware of any consequences and appreciate the support they are getting.

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