As fresh-faced teens across the country starting to pack up their rooms to fly the nest, here are some practical tips for parents to pass on to their children on how best to prepare for university.
Not long ago, a lot of young people left school at 16. Now everyone has to stay in education or training until they're 18. But there are still plenty of options. We look at the alternatives, with help from Your Daughter's Future, a guide from the Government Equalities Office.