University tips by Kat Knight

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 Kat Knight
, posted on 25 Feb '20

A school and college guide to writing UCAS university application references for students

The recent changes to qualifications have given even more importance to the UCAS reference and their role in a student’s application. Here, I will provide some top tips for school and college staff who are asked to support a students application with a reference.

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 by Kat Knight
, posted on 15 Jan '20

A school and college guide to the different types of university courses students may be considering

There are over 35,000 courses available for your students to consider when making their university choices. It’s not just the course name and content that students must get their head around; they’ll also need to understand the different types of courses, the length of a course and what each choice would mean for them as well. This blog will talk you through it.

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 by Kat Knight
, posted on 1 Apr '19

Are you planning a university careers fair? Top tips from a university perspective

This blog aims to support anyone new to organising a higher education fair, or those who want to know what is helpful to universities to improve their higher education fair experience.

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 by Kat Knight
, posted on 24 Jul '18

An introduction to studying in London

We often meet students who say “It’s too expensive to study in London!” In this blog we will look at some of the myths and some of the truths around the cost of studying in London, so that when your students say the same thing to you, you can help them make an informed decision about studying in the capital.

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 by Kat Knight
, posted on 26 Jun '18

How to advise your students when they’re struggling to write their personal statement

As teachers and advisers, you are often the first point of call when a student is struggling with a personal statement. Here are our top ways to help your students get back on track with their statement and take ownership of the content.

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 by Kat Knight
, posted on 11 Jun '18

How teachers can support students to make the most of university

Whilst having a degree is necessary or an advantage for many jobs, students also need to have other experience alongside their degree to help them get the best job they can in this competitive job market. This blog includes top tips to support students with that.

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