Parents and Guardians Information

Nurturing Bright Futures... and you!

Welcome to the Nurturing Bright Futures Online Course!

Before making their decision to study at university, it is very important that your daughters and sons start reflecting on their personalities, their likes and dislikes and their educational preferences so that they can identify their own unique attributes and values and figure out which university degree is the right one for them. As their parents and guardians, you can help them with this big decision and offer guidance, conversation and discussion as they work through the Nurturing Bright Futures programme.

Below, we have outlined sections in which you, as their parents and guardians, can help your children by checking in on their progress. You can discuss some of their thoughts and ideas with them and engage in discussion with them about their responses to our worksheets.

The purpose of the reflective exercises and activities in this programme is to help your sons and daughters understand how they study and learn. This will help them make informed decisions around their future pathways.

Through the use of video lessons, podcasts, articles, exercises, quizzes and other helpful resources, these six modules will give your children the opportunity to engage with a variety of resources and introduce them to ways and approaches to college life and college degrees.

The Nurturing Bright Futures space will provide them with the opportunity to engage with the topic of their future, a potential college experience and many related themes. It will equip them with skills and tools that they can carry into their chosen degree when they start college. By learning about themselves, their motives and their assumptions, your sons and daughters will develop a toolkit of skills, abilities and experiences so that they can be their best selves. This toolkit will help them think critically about their choices and will enable them to make an informed decision about which college course and future path they will choose for themselves.


Click here  (link coming soon) for the Parents' Guide to using Nurturing Bright Futures with your own prospective university student.

Graduate Attributes Programme

5, Brighton Villas, (First Floor) Western Road, University College Cork, T12 EC95