Parents/Carers

Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s future choices? Are you unsure how to support their decision making? Have you considered their options of progression into higher education?

Parents and carers have a huge influence on young peoples’ life choices, including their future progression. This can be difficult and confusing to navigate, particularly if you haven’t got experience of higher education yourself, or things have changed since you were in that position. Perhaps you have concerns about student finance and the cost of higher education. You may be worried about their additional academic or personal needs, and you’re not sure if higher education would be able to support these needs.

These are all normal and expected worries; most parents and carers have many similar concerns. We are here to provide the information that you need, to help your young person make the right choices for them. We specialise in helping people (parents and carers included!) find out more about higher education. This doesn’t always mean university; it could be college courses or apprenticeships, check out our Hepp Connects page for more information about events related to you.

Download our booklets (below) with lots of tips and information, to help you support your child to start exploring, and understanding their options. Or visit our partners’ websites where you can find out more about their offers:

Sheffield Hallam University – Information for parents and carers

The University of Sheffield – Information for parents and carers


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Hepp Benefits of Higher Education Film

Hepp Benefits of Higher Education Film

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Hepp Higher Education Myth-busting Film

Hepp Higher Education Myth-busting Film

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Hepp Choices & Pathways Film

Hepp Choices & Pathways Film

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Hepp Student Finance 2020/21

Hepp Student Finance 2020/21

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Booklet

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education Hepp guide to higher education. In this booklet there is information about student finance, benefits of higher education, student life, choices and pathways, degree apprenticeships and degrees in colleges.

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Shape Your Future A guide to regional labour market information. In this booklet there is guidance about growth sectors, routes and pathways into various careers.

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education (Urdu)

اعلی تعلیم کے لئے Hepp گائڈ جو اردو میں ترجمہ ہوا ہے۔ اس کتابچے میں طلباء کی مالی اعانت ، اعلی تعلیم کے فوائد ، طلباء کی زندگی ، انتخاب اور راستے ، کالجوں میں ڈگری اپرنٹسشپ اور ڈگریوں کے بارے میں معلومات موجود ہیں۔

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education (Somali) Hepp wuxuu hagayaa tacliinta sare oo lagu turjumay afsoomaali. Buug-yarahaan waxaa ku jira macluumaad ku saabsan maaliyadda ardayda, faa'iidooyinka tacliinta sare, nolosha ardayga, xulashooyinka iyo waddooyinka, barashada xirfadaha iyo shahaadooyinka kulleejooyinka.

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To Go or Not To Go? The Hepp Guide to Higher Education (Arabic)

دليل Hepp للتعليم العالي المترجم إلى اللغة العربية. يحتوي هذا الكتيب على معلومات حول تمويل الطلاب ، ومزايا التعليم العالي ، والحياة الطلابية ، والاختيارات والمسارات ، والتدريب المهني للحصول على درجات علمية ، والدرجات العلمية في الكليات.

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Information Resource

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“Take a trip during the holiday – visit open days, towns and cities” Open days are a great way of exploring higher education institutions students are interested in - getting a feel for the place, speaking to current students and staff and having a walk around.

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Yes You Can!, newsletter for parents/carers and supporters Yes You Can! Advice for parents and carers supporting students through their education. Our newsletter will provide parents, carers and supporters with impartial information to help your young people on their journey into higher education, aiming to deliver key messages that all students can aspire to higher education.

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Supporting Your Child With Careers Guidance During the Coronavirus Pandemic This article which was written for Parentkind by our CPD Manager, Sonia Hardwick, explains how you can talk to your child about their future career during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Student Finance Calculator A student finance calculator produced by the government, which shows how much entitlement is available based on household income.

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Covid-19: We hope you are keeping safe and well. We still have lots to offer whilst we are working remotely. Please see our Covid-19 page for more information.