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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Nov, 24th 2020

UK Uni. Students Ugently Need Mental Health Support

As winter rolls through the United Kingdom, university students are facing unprecedented hurdles o success: being isolated with flatmates they hardly know, experiencing “Zoom fatigue” as they keep up with distant learning, potentially balancing parenthood,  financial stresses, not being allowed to travel to see their families for another week, campus unrest, and the uncertainty that […]


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By Atilla Rocha in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Current Events, Events posted: Nov, 24th 2020

Symplicity Hosts Largest, Free Employability Brazil Event

On November 17 – 18, Symplicity hosted its largest, free employability event “Employability Journey.” This year the event took place 100% online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the two days of the Journey, more than 400 people were with us in 8 sessions in which we had the opportunity to exchange information and experiences […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Disability Services posted: Nov, 19th 2020

The Urgent Need to Support Disabled Uni. Students

2020 marks the anniversaries of critical legislation for the disabled community: 50th anniversary of the UK Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act and the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act. All combined, both acts have enhanced equitability and access for those with disabilities across the UK striving to protect and support the disabled community. […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Advising, Best Practices, Student Conduct, Tips and Tricks posted: Nov, 18th 2020

UK Uni Students on the ‘Brink of a Mental Health Crisis’

The UK has been in strict lockdown since November 5, with a looming release possible in early December. However, the lockdown means students at universities are unable to return home during term, and isolated in their dorms or university accommodations. However, even prior to the UK-wide lockdown, there has been growing frustration among students at […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Tips and Tricks posted: Nov, 17th 2020

National Career Development Month: What You Can Do for Your Students

As the fall semester winds down, November offers a perfect time to reflect on career efforts for both students and employers. November is National Career Development Month, created by the National Career Development Association for a time where “career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career related activities.” Utilize this month to encourage your […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Advising, Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Events, Student Engagement, Tips and Tricks posted: Nov, 13th 2020

Symplicity Convenes Panel of Experts on ‘Strategies for Serving Minority Student Groups & Challenges for Underserved Students’

On November 10, for our second installment of the CSM Symposium Series, we invited four experts in higher education for a panel entitled “Strategies for Serving Minority Student Groups & Challenges for Underserved Students.” Bringing decades of combined experience, our panel included: Kacheyta McClellan, MBA, CA, Alicia Monroe, Ed.D., Bless Vaidian, MSW, and Nichelle Womble, M.S.Ed., joined by moderator Jill Fritz, Symplicity CSM Client Manager. The panelists came […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, Student Engagement, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Nov, 11th 2020

GA Tech Increases Student Engagement with CSM

2020 has been a year filled with uncertainty. Higher education institutions around the world have been constantly changing their approach to career services in an effort to maintain engagement with their students and employers. For Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech), their methods to engage with students and employers also changed in response to the […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Disability Services posted: Nov, 10th 2020

How to Support Your Disabled Student Body During Lockdown

As the UK continues with its second lockdown phasing, it’s important to not forget the disabled community (13.7 million disabled people in Great Britain alone according to the latest available estimates) that continues to still need additional support.  A July 2020 United Kingdom’s government report found that disabled people were disproportionally impacted by the impacts of […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services posted: Nov, 9th 2020

How Career Services Can Re-Build Confidence in UK Students

As the 2020 fall semester winds down for university students across the globe, worries about the career prospects loom in the wake of COVID-19 for recent university graduates. Dubbed the “Corona Class,” university graduates are now going to be turning to career services staff at UK higher ed institutions to help them. According to the […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: Oct, 29th 2020

As COVID-19 Moves Students to Self Isolate on Campus, Worries of Sexual Assault Rise

While universities in the UK, and around the globe, continue to navigate how to keep their students safe from COVID-19, new concerns have risen on how UK universities handle sexual violence amid the pandemic. As students across the UK are having to self isolate in their residential halls, students and university officials are concerned that […]


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