Information for parents

A child leaving home to go to University is a big change for the whole family, and it is normal for parents to feel emotional and nervous.

Our parents’ guide is designed to answer your questions and give you all the information you will need about your child progressing to degree-level study with University Centre Weston (UCW).

Proud Parents…

Each year we hold a formal graduation ceremony giving parents, friends and family the chance to celebrate the successful completion of their loved one’s degree…

Parents Checklist…

To help nervous parents we’ve put together a handy checklist…

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Got a question..?

Our team are here to answer any questions you have all year round, Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5pm (4.30pm on Friday’s).

Call us on 01934 411411.

Jargon buster

To help you understand the range of terminology that surrounds Higher Education, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly used terms…

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We’re here to support parents as much as students – having a child go off to University can be nerve wracking! Here’s answers to some of our most frequently asked questions…

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Academic dates

Unlike Schools and College’s which have ‘terms’ at University level we have semesters running from September through until June.

Click here for the latest academic dates

Parent Zone

Our partners at CareerPilot provide a comprehensive ParentZone full of information about choices in education and employment aimed at helping parents / guardians support their children in decision making.

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