University tips by Sophie Craven

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 Sophie Craven
, posted on 2 Feb '18

University guidance: working effectively with parents and carers

As part of your school or college higher education and employment preparation programmes, one key area involves working with families, parents and carers – in order to raise awareness and understanding and to involve them as a key stakeholder in the learners’ decision making process.

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 15 Jan '18

University IAG - Meeting the Quality in Careers Standard: how teachers can make the most of what universities have to offer

Careers provision in schools and colleges is once again firmly in the spotlight. As those of you in careers roles in schools will be aware, The Quality in Careers Standard (QCS, 2017), sets the new gold standard for good CEG provision in schools. This blog introduces how universities can help with it!

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 8 Nov '17

Top tips for teachers arranging travel for university visits and university events

Arguably, the most impactful university collaborations are those that take place outside of school or college – on university campuses, at road-shows and fairs. This blog will help with top tips for arranging transport for events like this.

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 11 Oct '17

Is funding available to support my school attending university events?

The good news is that, in many cases, funding is available to support the costs associated with university collaboration. So before you discount the idea of a trip or a visit due to funding constraints, dig a little deeper as there could be funding out there.

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 28 Sep '17

When’s the right time of year to arrange a university talk or university event for my students?

When you’re planning a university talk for your students it’s important to ensure that the session is as impactful as possible – to raise aspirations or attainment and broaden horizons of future HE and career opportunities. Planning when to arrange a talk is just as important as planning what is the most relevant and age-appropriate session for your cohort. This blog introduces the key dates and timescales to be aware of.

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 20 Sep '17

How can teachers find the most appropriate university events, talks and visits for school groups?

Universities can offer you and your students a broad range of talks, visits and activities – but deciding on the most appropriate one for your target group isn’t always that straight forward when there’s so much to choose from. This blog helps you making the right choices.

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 13 Sep '17

Top tips for teachers interested in booking subject specific university school talks

Most universities offer a wide programme of subject taster lectures, delivered by academic staff or subject specialists, specifically targeted at school and colleges. This blog introduces how you can take advantage of them.

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 30 Aug '17

How to arrange for universities to attend your school careers fair (and keep them coming back!)

Universities are attending more careers fairs with a wider geographical reach than ever before. So the good news for those of you tasked with organising Careers Fairs is that universities do welcome your invitations. Here are the top tips for getting them to go along!

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 by Sophie Craven
, posted on 29 Dec '16

How can teachers build lasting links with universities? Our top tips

This fantastic blog includes advice for teachers when building university links - and how teachers can benefit from university collaboration.

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