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 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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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 2 Apr '20

A guide to online university events and support for schools and students. What is out there?

The ongoing challenges we are facing worldwide will undoubtably result in an increase in online university events as schools and students seek university guidance away from the classroom. This blog will introduce you to them.

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 by Ellen Bailey
, posted on 26 Mar '20

Supporting students whilst schools are off – a teachers guide to how universities can still reach out to students

This is a challenging time for everyone in the educational system; Covid-19 has significantly disrupted everything as we once knew it, and schools, colleges and universities must learn to adapt their outreach delivery methods to suit the needs of this ongoing global situation. This blog provides information on what universities are doing to support you.

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 by Jasminne Gwalter
, posted on 16 Mar '20

How schools and colleges can support students when preparing creative profiles for university interviews

Preparing for a face-to-face interview can be daunting for a student, not to mention the added pressure of preparing the perfect compilation of work. This blog will provide some top tips.

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 by Jamie Bytheway
, posted on 10 Mar '20

How can universities support schools to implement all of the Gatsby Benchmarks?

Employers aren’t the only people who can support you to implement the Gatsby benchmarks - universities can too! This blog will tell you how, with information on how support can be provided with each of the eight benchmarks.

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