Certificate of Achievement

Olaoluwa Oluwapelumi Tabitha

has completed the following course:

A Parent and Supporter’s Guide to University Entry

University of Reading

This course explored how parents and supporters can help a young person through the university application process. This included understanding the choices available, the application timeline, financial considerations and how to make the most of open days.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week

Amy Fairbrother

Student Recruitment & Access Manager

University of Reading


Learning outcomes

  • Identify and understand the key dates in the UCAS application process for UK students as well as how to apply for student loans
  • Collect practical tips on how to make the most of university open days
  • Explore the financial implications for UK students studying at university and the support that is available
  • Investigate the full range of options available for university education and identify what's important to your young person


Week 1

  • Course welcome
  • Our understanding of higher education and the options available
  • Myth-busting common concerns
  • Influencing factors and researching higher education

Week 2

  • The application process and key dates
  • Making the most of open days and visits
  • Writing the application and the support available

Week 3

  • Financial aspects of applying to university
  • Living costs at university
  • Hearing back from offers

Issued on 13th December 2022

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Free online course:

A Parent and Supporter’s Guide to University Entry

University of Reading