Information for Parents

The Real Deal Parent and Carer Event

The Real Deal Parent and Carer Event Saturday 7 October 2017

Get information, attend informal sessions and even take a campus tour. This event is open to parents and carers, or anyone who has an interest in finding out more about attending university.

It's not just students who need the answers...

Parents and carers often have just as many questions about the decisions their child/ward is making and most importantly, whether their decisions are the right ones.

Our event can help support you in the decisions you'll have to make regarding university. We'll provide relevant information about higher education and Newcastle University and explain where to look for further details.

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Event details

You can choose from a range of informal sessions to attend, as well as the option of a campus tour.  This gives you the chance to tailor the event programme to best suit you.

We'll address common questions such as:

  • which course and university?
  • what happens during the application process?
  • what financial and transitional support is offered for students?
  • what are the career options?

While this event is aimed at parents of pupils who are currently studying in Year 10 to Year 13/second-year college, it's open to anyone who has an interest in finding out more.

We use the terms parent, son, daughter and child for simplicity, but appreciate that many of you may be carers, legal guardians or step-parents. The event is aimed at anyone who fulfils a parenting role for a young person in the UK considering a university education.


Bookings for this event have now closed. However, if you'd like to attend, please turn up on the day and report to the registration desk. There will be staff members ready to greet you.

The event is taking in place at Herschel Building (number 17 on the campus map). Please note, there is no public parking available on campus to visitors. The nearest public car parks are listed on the campus map.

For more information, please contact us.

Event Programme

Here you can find out more information about our event by taking a look at our last programme.

09:30 Registration and refreshments

Welcome to Newcastle University

  • Graduate Employability -Tips for Success‌

Breakout Session 1 choose from:

  • Applying to Higher Education‌ 
  • Financial Support for Students‌ 
  • How to Get the Most Out of University‌
  • Our PARTNERS Programme‌

See The Real Deal Session Descriptions 2017‌ for further information before you make your session choices.

11:45 Information Fair and light refreshments

Breakout Sesson 2 choose from:

  • Applying to Higher Education 
  • Financial Support for Students 
  • Medical Science Careers‌ 
  • STEM Careers‌ 
  • Applying to Humanities and Social Sciences

See The Real Deal Session Descriptions 2017 for further information before you make your session choices.

13:00 Optional Campus Tour