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Aiming Higher Together

Events and Resources for Parents and Carers

Our main resource for parents and carers is our Parent and Carer’s Guide which contains everything you need to know about higher education and how to help your young person get there.

This is supported by our University and Me Guide, which is our main resource for learners.

We also have the following resource Higher Education: Adults Returning to Study if you are thinking about returning to study yourself.

Further resources, specifically for parents and carers, can be found below.



For your young person

View our collection of resources


Information from the government about apprenticeships and traineeships

Information for parents

National Apprenticeship Application Portal

GM Apprenticeship IAG  project who provide activities and events for schools

Interserve Learning and Employment North-West Apprenticeship Advice Project

Rochdale Apprenticeships

Which? Guide to Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships

Career Point

Virtual environment for careers information, advice and guidance in Greater Manchester

Oxford and Cambridge Outreach

Information about applying to Oxford and Cambridge and the outreach activitiy they offer all in one place

Student Finance Information on

Student Finance information for parents/carers on The Student Room

University of Bolton Information for parents and supporters

The University of Manchester Guide for Parents and Supporters

Manchester Metropolitan University Parent and Carer Guide

University of Salford Parent’s Guide