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 Ellen Bailey
, posted on 6 Aug '20

A guide to clearing and how your students can prepare for A-Level results day

Having missed out on examinations this year, the end of your student’s school experience has already been a turbulent one; and many will be especially anxious not only about receiving their A-level results this year, but also what their university experience is going to look like. This blog provides an overview of some of the support on offer.

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 by David Handy
, posted on 28 Jul '20

Virtual University Events : Summer 2020 and Beyond!

As lockdown restrictions begin to slowly ease, we know that you and your students will be looking at to how to engage with the Higher Education world during Summer 2020 and beyond. This blog will provide an overview of all the different options you will see advertised.

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 by Michelle Tang
, posted on 23 Jul '20

How your students can make their university application stand out through supercurriculars and wider reading

Students often struggle to get started with university applications, particularly with their personal statements.; So what can make a student stand out in a university application? Supercurricular activities - this blog will tell you all about them so you can share with your students too.

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 by Tian Barratt
, posted on 16 Jul '20

What to expect from a university virtual summer school: Lockdown outreach for pre-16 students

Universities have done a fantastic job at rapidly developing their digital offer to schools and colleges. There has been a wealth of creative and high quality online resources for students to access to support their university decision making. This blog will tell you all about it!

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 by Lynne Gordon
, posted on 10 Jul '20

How to support students interested in university courses and professions which are allied to medicine

There are numerous careers to choose from when students are considering professions allied to medicine. Some more well known than others. Most of the professions allied to medicine require state registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This blog will guide you through them.

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 by Sophia Mousoulides
, posted on 30 Jun '20

Top tips for engaging your Year 9 - Year 11 students with online outreach and access during the lockdown

We’ve noticed that there’s a large number of webinars available to students at Post-16 level, but the offer is a little thin on the ground when it comes to younger secondary school students. This blog provides an example of what is on offer.

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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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