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 Kate Nelson
, posted on 22 Nov '21

How to prepare your students for their first UCAS fair

Busy halls, lots of noise, achy feet. It’s easy for students to get overwhelmed at a UCAS/ HE fair. Here’s my top tips on preparing students for what to expect.

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 by Jen Barton
, posted on 15 Nov '21

A school and college guide to the different types of university courses

Understanding different options for university study can be challenging for your students. We have therefore created a guide to the different types of courses that are available. You can browse this here.

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 by Emily Day
, posted on 9 Nov '21

Tops tips when supporting students making their university course choices

When thinking about this article, I started with how I made my choices. It was a fair few years ago, but there are key things that still stick in my mind. This blog combines this experience with higher education experience to provide you with some key advice.

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 by Lydia Greenhalgh
, posted on 1 Nov '21

Why should your students consider university?

Gone are the days of limited post-18 pathways. From apprenticeships to full-time work, gap years and further college study - there is lots of choice for students out there. This blog provides an overview of it all.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 25 Oct '21

Higher education update - what is new for those working with universities this year?

To understand some of the changes and challenges in the higher education sector - here’s a (very) brief sector summary. from two colleague working at the heart of it.

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 by David Handy
, posted on 20 Sep '21

How do universities support students in need of additional support?

Progressing to university can be daunting for students for many reasons. This blog outlines the support on offer when they begin their course.

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 by Meg Griessel
, posted on 25 Aug '21

A school and college guide to university league tables

When navigating university league tables, it is important to recognise more than just an institution’s ‘overall position’. Plus, one league table shouldn’t inform a student’s entire decision. This blog will tell you all about them.

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 by Becci Denmark
, posted on 11 Aug '21

A school and college guide to online university event platforms and preparing for events

Before the pandemic, if someone had said to me “I’ll see you on Zoom,” I would have had no idea what they were talking about. Now I feel like I live my whole life on Zoom or equivalent. Virtual events have become the new normal for universities across the world. This blog will tell you all about them.

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 by Mari Higginbotham
, posted on 7 Aug '21

A school and college guide to the education system in Scotland: qualifications and university opportunities

This blog provides a guide to the education system in Scotland. Including the degree length and the key facts for A-Level (and equivalent) students interested in university opportunities in Scotland - and school colleagues advising them.

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 by Liz Murphy
, posted on 3 Aug '21

My top tips for your students making university decisions during results day and Clearing

Top clearing tips from Higher Education admissions and student recruitment consultant Liz Murphy. Liz has been responsible for Clearing within universities and will share her thoughts in this blog.

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