SPACE - supporting parents and carers in education

The 2022 series of SPACE has come to a close but you may like to watch the recordings below.

The 2023 series will be added once bookings open.

Activity type: parent workshops 

SPACE is a free programme of virtual events to give parents and carers the tools they need to help their young people through secondary school. The programme explores higher education, further education and the opportunities available to young people.

Parents are encouraged to bring their young person along to the sessions.


This programme is developed and delivered by Oxford Brookes University for Study Higher. If you’d like any more information, please contact Hannah at

You might be interested to watch the 2022 recordings below:



SPACE introduction: University

Week 1 introduced the programme and provided a general overview about University.

The session was delivered by Study Higher.


Parental support

Week 2 illustrated ideas to support parents and carers in adopting an encouraging way of monitoring and celebrating their young persons commitment to academic progression.

The session was delivered by MADE training.

Student Finance

Week 3 delivered information about how student finance works and the other financial support that is available.

This session was delivered by the University of Reading.

How to apply

Week 4 delivered information about how to apply to university.

The session was delivered by the University of Oxford.


Week 5 was an interactive and reflective workshop about wellbeing with a focus on upskilling students to become resilient to setbacks.

Due to copy right we are not able to share a recording of this session but instead refer you to the  Positively You fact sheet, which highlights the features, and the benefits of booking a session for your school. Please click the button below to access this.

This session was delivered by Positively You.



Student life

Week 6 was a session from the perspective of current students. Student ambassadors covered topics such as accommodation, social life, societies, sports and studies.

The session was delivered by Oxford Brookes University.



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Vocational routes

Week 7 delivered information about the different vocational routes on offer and how to apply for apprenticeships.

The session was delivered by Buckinghamshire New University.


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