Parent interviews

Gain some real life advice

Parents play a vital role in advising, encouraging and supporting their son/daughter in their journey to higher education, however it's also a daunting prospect for many parents, especially those who have no prior experience of university and the application process.

To give you an idea of how other families have approached the university application process, we've interviewed a number of students and their parents to share how they've managed each stage and to give you some genuine advice that you might find helpful.

Link to Pam, Andrew and David's interview. Pam, Andrew and David

Meet Pam and Andrew and their son David. David is currently studying at Wimslow College and plans to apply for the BA (Hons) Computer Character Animation degree with Art Foundation Year at Teesside.

Link to Kirsten and Bex's interview. Kirsten and Bex

Meet Kirsten and her daughter Bex. Bex is currently at Sunderland College and plans to apply for the BSc (Hons) Crime and Investigation degree at Teesside.

Link to Rachael and Bryony's interview. Rachael and Bryony

Meet Rachael and her daughter Bryony. Bryony is currently studying at Hartlepool College of Further Education and plans to apply for either the BSc (Hons) Midwifery or BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Child) degree at Teesside.