Tips for supporting your child from high school to university
14 Oct 2020
Supporting a child at university can be an unknown path for some parents and finding the best way to guide a child on this journey can sometimes be challenging. USC Parent Lounge sat down with USC student, Jamison Kehl’s parents earlier this year to talk about how they supported her successful transition from high school to university, and what advice they have for others who are about to embark on this unique experience.
You can watch the full video below, or have a read of their top tips:
- Encourage your child to get involved. Join a club, make new friends and be immersed in the university experience. It’s not just a learning environment, it’s a new stage in their life.
- Ask how their day was at university. Be supportive and give words of encouragement and guidance.
- Attend an Open Day. USC’s Open Day Online is currently live. Your child can explore their uni options 24/7. They’ll receive the usual personalised experience we offer at every Open Day, with the freedom to plan their journey to suit their needs – this year it is just all online.
- Sign up to USC’s Parent Lounge. This blog is regularly updated by USC academics and staff with tips and advice for guiding your teens through high school and toward their path to university study.
- Encourage your child to ask questions and get to know their lecturer, tutor and other classmates. It’s not just about the piece of paper, it’s all the contacts, the experience and life growing.
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