6th August 2003

 

ADVICE FOR PARENTS AS STUDENTS FLY THE NEST

 

A-level results are released next week, and students all over the country are preparing for a new life at college or university.

 

But while they’re bombarded with literature offering a bewildering array of courses, campuses and combinations, their families can all too easily be left in the dark.

 

The University of Lincoln aims to fill that knowledge gap by offering a free booklet to parents and guardians whose offspring are going to university for the first time this autumn.

 

The Parents’ Guide details all the services available to students on campus, from careers guidance and counselling to disability advice and finance.

 

There’s also a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section where parents, guardians and partners should find most of their concerns answered.

 

And there’s a handy list of important telephone numbers so that anyone with a problem to solve knows exactly where they should turn.

 

“Parents are getting much more closely involved when their children apply to university,” said University of Lincoln spokesman Jez Ashberry.

 

“These days parents often have a financial stake in their child’s education and so it’s understandable that they want to know exactly what’s involved.

 

“The aim of the booklet and the special talks we give to parents at open days is to give them as much information as we can so that they feel comfortable about all aspects of their child’s education.”

 

To order your free copy of the Parents’ Guide contact the university’s enquiry centre on 01522 886644

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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