Support for Parents, Carers and Supporters

To support parents, carers and supporters of both pre-16 and post-16 students considering Higher Education, the Education Liaison Team offer many activities, resources and events  which cover the key aspects of HE.

Prospective students reading a booklet at an open day

Supporters Newsletter

We know how important it is to provide students and their supporters with clear and timely information regarding Higher Education so that students can make the most informed decisions possible.

We encourage you to sign up to our bi-monthly parent, carer and supporter newsletter (beginning from November 2020) which will be packed with advice and guidance regarding key topic areas relating to University, as well as the wider education system.

Each newsletter will focus on a particular theme, with forthcoming newsletters addressing topics such as: the route to HE; Student Finance and budgeting; decision making (helping students to make their KS4, KS5 and HE option choices); study skills and employability.

Containing a range of different resources from topical blog posts, top tips, downloadable activities for students and supporters to do together, as well as short online videos that you can watch at your convenience, the EHU Supporters newsletter aims to support you and your student at whatever point in the education journey that you are on. Sign up using the form below!

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Online Resources

As well as working with schools and colleges to deliver face to face activities, we also offer virtual support for parents and carers of students looking to enter Higher Education.

How to download a pre-recorded session

Click through the topic areas below to find out more information and request access to a pre-recorded session.

After you have watched one of our pre-recorded sessions, we would be grateful if you could give us some feedback through our short online survey for parents and supporters. Any feedback and ideas you contribute will help us to support both you and the young people we work with in the new academic year and beyond.

Introduction to Higher Education and University

  • Introduction to HE – This session is designed for parents and guardians of students (from Year 7 upwards) to find out more about University and Higher Education. It explores the wide range of courses available to study at different types of HE institutions and provides guidance as to how parents and guardians can support their children in regard to their progression to university in the future. 

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Student Support and Higher Education

  • Student Support and HEThis session will provide parents and guardians of students (from Year 7 and upwards) with information and guidance relating to the range of student support that is available in HE institutions. The session will also provide advice and guidance as to how parents and guardians can support their students in relation to accessing these services.

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HE support sessions (for delivery in schools/colleges)

Each year, the Education Liaison team are invited into schools and colleges to deliver informative twilight presentations to parents and guardians on a range of topics.

Topics frequently requested include areas such as Student Finance, an overview of Higher Education and UCAS, student support services in HE, as well as guidance in relation to students’ choosing their GCSE / Post 16 Options. If you are interested in arranging a presentation for your institution, please contact the Education Liaison Officer responsible for your region, or email

Each presentation can be tailored to the needs of the audience and takes into account the year group students are currently studying in, as well as relevant local and national employability information.

“Thank you for your input last night. I have received excellent feedback from students and parents. They much appreciate solid, clear information, and feel that they got it. I will continue to promote Edge Hill where appropriate!”
Director of Studies / Head of Sixth Form.

Parents, Carers and Supporters Events

Edge Hill University is committed to ensuring that parents and carers receive the most up to date and topical information about Higher Education.

Throughout the year, Edge Hill runs ‘Supporting the Supporters’ twilight events for parents and carers of students in Year 9 to Year 13. The twilight events are designed to provide attendees with relevant information about Higher Education for both themselves and their families.

All attendees are be able to choose from a range of informal sessions to attend, including topics such as Student Finance and Student Support. Attendees also have the opportunity to go on a campus tour of Edge Hill University, as well as speak to staff about the range of courses that Edge Hill offers. Take a look at an example event programme.

A buffet and refreshments is provided for all attendees.

Dates for future events will be posted on this webpage. For more information, please contact

Your Feedback

Your thoughts and opinions on our outreach provision are really important to us and shape the content that we can provide to you. If you are happy to share your thoughts with us, take our five minute parent, carer and supporter feedback survey.

All of the feedback we receive will help to shape our provision for the next academic year and beyond, so please do let us know your thoughts!

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