Parents' guide

Securing a place at university is an exciting time. There are some big decisions ahead and we want to support you the parent, as well as our applicants, through this journey. We've gathered together the key information you need to support your son or daughter through the application process, including advice on student finance, accommodation information and guidance about the important milestones you need to be aware of.

Advice for parents

Applicant Journey
Information about the journey that your son or daughter will take before they apply right up to the time that they are studying with Plymouth University. Find out more about the applicant journey

Medicine and dentistry applicants
Find out more if your son or daughter is considering a course delivered by our Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.

International applicants
You can find out more information about applying to Plymouth University and studying with us on our international webpages.

Schools and colleges
Welcome to outreach. We provide a range of services to schools and colleges and organise a host of events to help inform and inspire potential students with the opportunities available in higher education. 

Postgraduate applicants
Interested in applying for postgraduate taught programmes or research? You can view all our postgraduate programmes and research opportunities as well as find information about fees and funding.

Mature students
There's also information to help if you're returning to study as a mature student.

Open days and applicant days

Visiting us at an open day or applicant day is the best way to get a feel for the University and the city itself. Student ambassadors and members of staff will welcome you and your son or daughter to the campus and help you get the most out of your visit.

Find out more about open days and applicant days