Supporting Autistic Students as They Transition to University: A Video

University dropout is more common for autistic young people than for non-autistic young people and the change from school to university can pose many challenges. In this video, youth development researcher, Dr Kathryn Bates, and writer and researcher, Kerrie Portman, herself a young autistic person who has gone through this experience, discuss key recommendations on how we can best support autistic young people as they transition to university.

Understanding Degree Apprenticeships

In this webinar, Dr Weston is joined by Susan Smith from All Things Careers to learn more about degree apprenticeships. What are they? Who are they aimed at? What sort of jobs can young people apply for? We discover that degree apprenticeships should be considered alongside the standard university route, as a fantastic way of gaining a degree (with tuition fees covered), whilst working for a huge variety of prestigious companies, in a multitude of different fields. One for all parents, teachers and 6th form pupils to watch as you start to plan the next few years.

Supporting Your Child as They Start University

Starting university is a huge change for the whole family. Your child may be all grown up now but this transition still requires a lot of parental support and care. We hope that you find these ideas useful.

Starting University Checklist

Moving to university and living away from home for the first time is a big step and it can feel both exciting and a bit daunting, for parents as well as young people. Make sure that your child is as organised and prepared for the practicalities as possible, with our big list of everything they need to take with them when they start university.