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 Amy Knott
, posted on 24 Jun '20

What is university distance and blended learning?

Distance and blended Learning are terms that are perhaps not yet familiar to all when talking about Higher Education. However, due to COVID-19, many more traditional universities are looking into both distance and learning methods as ways of delivering their degrees. This blog will introduce what it is!

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 by Mandeep Kaur
, posted on 22 Jun '20

How to prepare for university – A guide for your students

Starting a new life at university can feel like a big deal. Your students might be moving away from home for the first time to start a course in a completely new environment. Hopefully, this guide of top tips can help then when preparing for it.

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 by Lydia Mansell
, posted on 11 Jun '20

Making the Most of a University Virtual Open Day – a guide for your students

With Open Days cancelled this summer, we know you might be feeling unsure about how to explore your university and course choices. But, virtual Open Days are here to save the day! This blog will introduce them.

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 by Saint John Walker
, posted on 5 Jun '20

The importance of creativity in the career and university choices of students

It’s now recognised the economy needs creativity and innovation across the piece- not just in the arts. To ensure students thrive at University and in the world of work. we need to encourage creativity across all subjects.As it happens, some 35 per cent of the total creative workforce is employed in non-creative sectors. This blog will tell you why!

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 by George Green
, posted on 22 May '20

Digital Outreach: Preparing Students for Higher Education. An example of a current university approach

At present, we are required to do things a little differently and it’s a chance for us all to think creatively. As students are at home and university staff are working remotely, universities have moved to an online approach to delivering information, advice and guidance. This is an example of a university approach to that.

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 by Becci Denmark
, posted on 11 May '20

How to support your students when writing their university personal statements

Personal statements, a task that strikes fear into the hearts of many students! Whether your students are panicking about not having enough content or are concerned that they have too much - they may turn to you for guidance and support. So how can you best support your students to write a standout personal statement?

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 by Ellen Bailey
, posted on 29 Apr '20

How can schools and colleges prepare students for virtual university interviews?

University interviews may seem daunting to some – and during this challenging Covid-19 period, you may find students are feeling particularly anxious about their upcoming university interviews. The question is, how do we, as institutions, reassure students and how is best to prepare them for virtual interviews? This blog will tell you more.

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 by Jennifer Corcoran
, posted on 23 Apr '20

Why is LinkedIn a useful platform for teachers and careers advisors?

At the end of 2019, there were just over 675 million users on LinkedIn. This figure represents a third of all the professionals in the world. Business to business, business to consumer, start-ups, professionals and influencers. It’s certainly a great place for teachers and career advisors.This blog will tell you how to make the most of it!

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 by Andrew Cooper
, posted on 15 Apr '20

University support for schools during COVID-19. How can universities help you?

We are living through exceptional times, but like other educators, something that has not changed is outreach and widening participation practitioners wanting to support students with high quality information, advice and guidance. This blog will tell you how.

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 by Ruth Boyce
, posted on 6 Apr '20

What will your students learn when they participate in online university events?

Online open days or virtual events are not new but have been slow to catch on as the experience is not the same as talking to a real person or visiting a campus. It is however becoming the new norm and one-way university can support students to explore their options. This blog will tell you about them!

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