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 David Hawkins
, posted on 19 Feb '21

A school and college guide to international university study opportunities

In an increasingly global world, with students connected to friends, celebrities, news and opportunities all over the world at the click of a button - and Zoom allowing us to all keep in touch, today’s students have never been more globally connected, tied into a digital economy that knows no borders. This blog will tell you more about the opportunities on offer.

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 by Lauren McWilliams
, posted on 5 Feb '21

A school and college guide to CPD opportunities through universities

As a teacher or adviser, to provide effective information and guidance, you must be equipped with accurate and in-depth information on a plethora of ever-changing subjects relating to higher education. This could be challenging with the ongoing COVID-19 related restrictions. This blog will tell you more about the various opportunities.

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 by Lydia Mansell
, posted on 25 Jan '21

A school and college guide to supporting students when they are choosing courses and universities

With so many courses to choose from, students can often feel overwhelmed when they start their university research. This blog will provide steps to consider when you''re supporting students making them.

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 by Fiona Curry
, posted on 15 Jan '21

A school and college guide to how universities can support you with subject specific events

Whether your students are considering their GCSE or Level 3 options - or deciding which university course or higher/degree apprenticeship they might want to consider, universities offer a wide range of subject experiences and events. They may even support you to meet Gatsby Benchmark 4, linking curriculum to careers in the process.

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 by Rebecca Foster
, posted on 6 Jan '21

The future of Post 16 qualifications - calling all Level 3 staff

Whilst understanding that now is a time of great stress and disruption to schools, I would like to bring to your that there is a very important government consultation on the future of post-16 qualifications at Level 3 in England taking place at present. This blog will tell you all about it.

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 by Chris Rogers
, posted on 28 Dec '20

A school and college guide to university decisions and offers

After the long process of students researching, visiting and applying to universities, they will begin to receive their offers. Here is a simple guide to what each offer means.

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 by Chris Mullen, Penny Dunne and Rebecca Barritt
, posted on 17 Dec '20

A school and college guide to effectively building links with a university

You’ve got an idea for a careers programme and you want University X to be part of it. You’ve not contacted them before, so where should you start? Here we’ll provide a few tips on the process.

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 by Jon Cheek
, posted on 9 Dec '20

A school and college guide to working in partnership with universities to support Gatsby Benchmark and Careers Guidance priorities

Since the Gatsby Benchmarks came to prominence in the government’s statutory careers guidance, they’ve become increasingly important in shaping school and college relationships with universities. This blog introduces how universities can help with all eight of them!

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 by Oliver Rossetti
, posted on 2 Dec '20

A school and college guide to arranging online and on-campus university events

I imagine it can seem daunting when thinking about how to organise events to support the university guidance you provide and achieving your Gatsby Benchmarks. You’re certainly not alone and as universities and other higher education institutions, we are here to help. This blog will show you how.

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 by Jessica Cook
, posted on 25 Nov '20

Top tips for schools when arranging virtual university events

School shutdown followed by lockdown #2 has been difficult for everyone. In the careers world, we have had to rewrite our whole school programme to run virtually and still give our students all the information they need to make informed decisions about their futures. This blog will share with you a few tips when organising your own university online events.

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