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Your teen, their future

Choosing the right university to attend is one of the most exciting and important decisions your teen will make.

As a parent, you want your teen to be happy, healthy and successful – it's a natural instinct. And a university education will set your teen on the path for a promising future. 

During your teen’s final school years, it's important to help, support and guide them through their options, so they can begin their university career with confidence. 


Your teen might know what they want to do – or they might not. What's important is to make a well informed decision about their different university and program options.
There are a number of deadlines to meet when applying for university in Queensland. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are external to UQ.
University offers can be a time of elation or, for some, disappointment. Whether or not your teen receives their first preference – they still have plenty of options.
Starting university is an exciting time, but it can also be a little bit daunting. There are a number of ways you can help your teen make the most of their time at UQ.

Fancy some light reading?

UQ Guide for Parents

The UQ guide for parents provides an overview of UQ and university in general.

 Download (PDF, 381KB)

Living away from home

Moving can be a big change

Life at UQ

University is a balance of study and play. Both contribute to your teen's growth as an individual

Support services on campus

Student Services provides resources, advice and support to all UQ students