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 22 Aug '19

Teachers' Guide 2019-20. On the way!

This weeks #UTDIAG blog will introduce the next edition of the UniTasterDays Teachers’ Guide to University brochure which will be released this September!

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 13 Aug '19

A Level results week thoughts - how to support students asking you about clearing

A Level results day is this Thursday (15th August). So for many 17 and 18 year old's (or older) their week will be full of anxiety and excitement (probably in that order!).This blog will provide some support for teachers waiting to support their students picking up results.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 23 Jul '19

Teachers’ Guide 2019-20 Preview and a summer blog break! The blogs will be back in September.

This blog includes a sneak preview of what to expect in the 2019-20 edition of the UniTasterDays Teachers’ Guide to University brochure and lets you know we are taking a summer blog break as we work on the Teachers' Guide. Blogs will be back in September.

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 by Vicky Bradley
, posted on 12 Jul '19

How to make the most of a university open day

Open days are opportunities for students to visit the universities they are interested in studying at, meet academic staff, current university students, and support staff such as admissions, disability support, accommodation and Students’ Union. This blog will introduce how students can make the most of them.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 1 Jul '19

Reviewing the university guidance provided by schools and colleges. What is next?

This blog includes the text UniTasterDays provided for the CDI and their fantastic Career Matters magazine. This follows the UniTasterDays national review of university information, advice and guidance provided in secondary schools and colleges. It also suggests some post-review discussion points.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 21 Jun '19

Delivering in-school university workshops - what have I learned from a decade of event delivery?

Having delivered in-school university workshops for well over ten years now – what are the main things I have learned? This blog will be of interest to staff in school and new university practitioners too.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 13 Jun '19

University fees and finance - The six things careers colleagues and teachers need to know

The month of May ended with more in the news about university fees and finance. So this blog has a focus on student fees and finance, which is the biggest barrier to university for students.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 6 Jun '19

What information do you need to provide effective university guidance to your students?

We’ve started work on the next Teachers’ Guide to University brochure, ready for a release at the start of the 2019-20 year. This blog tells you about the planned contents!

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 30 May '19

Are university fees changing? What schools and students need to know today following the Augar Review.

Today, the Augar review into post-18 education and funding has been released – supported by a hefty 216 pages of content. This blog looks at the changes which may be on the horizon which students may be asking you (as a teacher or career adviser) when schools return next week.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 17 May '19

Meeting notes – to Westminster, from me.

I have the opportunity to introduce UniTasterDays.com and our national review of university guidance to a member of parliament today - who has kindly offered me a meeting to find out more about UniTasterDays and see if they can help. These are my meeting notes!

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