IGGY - For Gifted and Talented Young People Age 13-18IGGY is a no fee global educational social network designed to help gifted and talented young people aged 13-18 realise their full potential. We're part of the University of Warwick so our members have access to great educational resources and get to work with top academics and other gifted and talented young people around the world.
Members can create their own profiles, make friends and collaborate internationally. They're helping create a great site for gifted and talented young people to exchange ideas, debate, learn and explore in a safe environment.
University of Warwick Information Pack for Parents & GuardiansThis Parents' Pack contains useful hints and tips to help you support your son/daughter in their journey to Higher Education, and includes things for you to bear in mind when helping your young person think about university, for example:
• Keep track of your child's applications, UCAS and student finance deadlines!
• Make lists of important questions to ask on open days. Accompanying your child on visits to prospective universities is a good idea, two pairs of eyes are better than one.
• Think about types of accommodation - on-campus, off-campus, catered or self-catered?
• Don't assume that you know everything, facts and figures change year on year.
• Remember to check if accommodation is insured. In many cases, buildings will be insured but personal possessions won't. If your child/guardian has any valuables with them - laptops, mobile phones, jewellery, televisions, it is a good idea to make sure they are covered by the appropriate insurance.
• Keep positive but don't encourage your child to make snap decisions. Try to ensure they have looked at all possibilities before committing to a course or institution.
• Remind your child that their student loan should not be spent all at once. Helpful budget calculators are available.
• Different places of Higher Education suit different personalities. Make sure they visit and do some research.