University tips by Naomi Smith

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 Naomi Smith
, posted on 19 Jan '17

How can students make the most of a university open day

This is for students, so teachers, we would be grateful if you would pass it on. One of the best ways to determine whether a university is right for you is to experience it first-hand. And that’s what open days are all about. You’re going to be spending three or four years + at university, so it’s really important that you make the right choice. These top tips will help you get the most out of any university open day.

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 by Naomi Smith
, posted on 31 Dec '16

Access and Widening Participation: An introduction for teachers

Universities actively want to widen access to higher education. We want to attract the broadest range of students possible, in order to give everyone the best chance to succeed in life, regardless of background or current circumstances. This guest blog will show you how.

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 by Naomi Smith
, posted on 29 Dec '16

What is a university summer school?

This blog explains what university residentials / summer schools are, and why students should consider applying to attend them.

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 by Naomi Smith
, posted on 29 Dec '16

What is a university taster day?

This blog explains what university taster days are, and what to expect when attending a university event.

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 by Naomi Smith
, posted on 29 Dec '16

What is a university open day? Please pass this article to students thinking about university.

This blog explains what university open days are, and why students should consider attending as many open days as they are able to.

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 by Naomi Smith
, posted on 29 Dec '16

How teachers can support special educational needs (“SEN”) students in applying to university

This blog includes advice for teachers when supporting students with special educational needs and their university choices.

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 by Naomi Smith
, posted on 29 Dec '16

What is university fair access and university widening participation?

This blog explains what fair access and widening participation is, and why it is such an important area in university IAG for teachers to be know about

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