Information for Parents

National Careers Week 2022

This week is National Careers Week (#NCW2022)! 

There are plenty of resources for students and parents around the week – click the button below to view The Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week 2022.

HeppFest 7th - 10th Feb

HeppFest is a four-day online festival, covering all things higher education. They will be hosting twilight sessions specifically for parents and carers, every evening from 4pm. 

Bookings for twilight sessions are now open – these sessions will cover topics of interest for parents and carers, from student finance, to supporting your learner in higher education.

Parent/Carer Information Evening with PwC, HSBC, M7S & others

Young Professionals is hosting another Parent Information Evening in February 2022.

The job market for students leaving school or university can be difficult to navigate. Young Professionals will be providing advice and tips on securing the best opportunities.

All parents and carers are invited to the event.

📅 Thursday 3rd February 2022

🕕 6pm – 7.30pm

📍 Online – Zoom

heppSY Advice Line - Got Questions About Higher Education?

The heppSY Advice Line reopens on 2nd February 3pm – 5pm for students and parents. 

Advisers on the Advice Line are all qualified Careers Advisers who can help with any careers or progression questions staff have been asked, reassure a parent or help students with their decision making.

The Advice Line is open on the first Wednesday of the month. 

If you have any questions outside these times, you can send them a message on their website.

Parent's and Carers' Guide to Apprenticeships

Parent's and Carers' Pack - Apprenticeship Information Nov 21

HEPP Sessions for Parents

How can I support my child through their Higher Education application?

Thursday 7th October 2021 – 17.00 – 17.30 

Join HEPP for a 30 minute information session where you’ll hear how and where students apply for HE courses, and how you can support them as a parent or carer.

Benefits of Higher Education and how can I support my child to get there?

Thursday 13th January 2022 – 17.00 – 17.30 

Join HEPP for a 30 minute information session where you’ll hear about the different routes into Higher Education and its social, academic and employment benefits.

Understanding student finance as a parent/carer

Thursday 28th  April 2022 – 17.00 – 17.30 

Join HEPP for a 30 minute information session where they’ll explain how student finance works for Higher Education.

Open days and clearing – why they are important for your child

Thursday 7th July 2022 – 17.00 – 17.30 

Join HEPP for a 30 minute information session where you’ll find out why open days are important, what to expect at one and how your child can make the most of them.

The Parent Perspective: Careers Podcast

Episode 1 of the Parent Perspective podcast is out now! In this opening episode we’ll hear from special guest speakers on the topic of ‘How to support your child with their options this summer’, including…

Nicola Hall – Director of Education, Careers and Enterprise Company
George Anderson – Wellbeing Coach, Gen. Healthy Minds

In this episode we hear from Nicola Hall, Director of Education at the Careers and Enterprise Company, talking about the current careers landscape and her 5 top tips on how to support your child when exploring options. We’ll also hear from George Anderson, a health and wellbeing coach, addressing the anxieties parents have right now and the practical solutions to help. We are also joined by a brilliant panel of parents and carers, who will be asking questions and discussing our speaker topics throughout the episode.