University IAG: Our weekly blog to support teachers and careers professionals with all things university

Every week we post a new blog, with advice from colleagues in the sector, or ourselves, on key university news, changes or topical debate. You can view a selection of our latest articles below, or select from the list of topics to narrow things down.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 11 Apr '19

We need more university student finance guidance in schools - both before and after the review

The barrier to university that comes up time and time again is student fees and finance. In our national review - finance was again raised as the greatest barrier. This blog calls for more to be done about it both before and after the finance review.

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 by Kat Knight
, posted on 1 Apr '19

Are you planning a university careers fair? Top tips from a university perspective

This blog aims to support anyone new to organising a higher education fair, or those who want to know what is helpful to universities to improve their higher education fair experience.

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 by Dr Allen Hirson
, posted on 21 Mar '19

Introducing undergraduate university courses in Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapy is a rapidly developing profession which encompasses biomedical sciences, psychology, languages, linguistics and phonetics. This blog will tell you all about it!

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 14 Mar '19

The Results - Mapping the coverage and cold spots in university information, advice and guidance

UniTasterDays.com has today (Thursday 14th March) published the results of a national review survey which explores the university information, advice and guidance provided in secondary schools and colleges in England. The includes the headline results and a link to access the full report.

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 by Sean Threlfall
, posted on 11 Mar '19

Introducing Degree Apprenticeships (including some myth busting)

The evolution of degree apprenticeships has proved that this alternative to traditional higher education pathways offers people much more than a funded degree. It is an opportunity to create a pool of highly skilled graduates, address skills gaps in our economy, and most importantly widen access to higher education. This blog tells you more about them.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 1 Mar '19

We've been shortlisted for a national education award! Let us tell you why..

UniTasterDays have been shortlisted as a finalist at the prestigious Education Resources Awards 2019. This week's blog will tell you why!

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 by Josie Diggins
, posted on 20 Feb '19

Introducing College Higher Education

College higher education may be a beneficial option for students wishing to study in smaller classes on courses which are industry focused. This blog will tell you more about them!

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 by Amy Prentice
, posted on 14 Feb '19

How to support students (re)search for their university opportunities

With so many courses available, students are spoilt for choice on both course and institution. Sometimes having so much choice can be daunting and students can feel like they don’t know where to start. This blog includes some top tips!

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 by Rebecca Bowen
, posted on 7 Feb '19

How your school or college can effectively engage with a university

Most universities have a team of enthusiastic and friendly staff who are able to offer a range of services to support schools and colleges in preparing students for higher education - as well as staff who will be willing to travel to you. This blog will provide advice on how to access it!

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 28 Jan '19

How can schools and colleges meet their Gatsby Benchmark 7 higher education obligations?

You will have seen the new Careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents, which was published in December 2017. As well as the subsequent statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. This blog provides support for schools meeting their Gatsby Benchmark 7 higher education obligations.

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