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 Andrew Cooper
, posted on 26 Oct '20

A lockdown success story - the rise, and rise, of online events

This year has seen many changes - and university outreach is no different. One of the biggest advantages to colleagues in schools and colleges is the variety of online events. In this blog, I will introduce details of some lockdown success stories.

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 by Amy Shimmin
, posted on 15 Oct '20

A school and college guide to university opportunities in Scotland

There are sixteen universities in Scotland, plus the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Most of these universities are in the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling. This blog provides an overview of all the opportunities university study in Scotland presents.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 5 Oct '20

UniTasterDays Teachers’ Guide 2021. Out now!

This week's #UTDIAG blog will introduce the new edition of the UniTasterDays Teachers’ Guide to University brochure - which has now been released to support the university guidance that is provided in secondary schools and colleges.

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 by Emily Day
, posted on 21 Sep '20

How to support your students to make post-16 option choices with university in mind

In the words of Forest Gump “life is like a box of chocolates”. For me this analogy works for choosing university courses too. For some students they will dive straight in and know exactly what they want while others are going to need to scrutinise the menu to work out the best option for them. This blog introduces the way students can pick the best choices for themselves.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 7 Sep '20

A new academic year update - how UniTasterDays will support you to provide exceptional university guidance to students

I wanted to start the 2020-21 academic year blog series with an update on how UniTasterDays will support the university guidance you provide to your students this year. This blog will introduce our UniTaster Tuesday events, the online event search and more.

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 by Elenid Steffan
, posted on 14 Aug '20

An Introduction to university accommodation

There are a number of things to consider when looking at university accommodation but ultimately, it must be a decision that’s right for each individual student.This blog provides an overview of all the options including private accommodation, halls of residence and living at home!

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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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