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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: Sep, 24th 2020

The Impact of Sexual Assault at UK Universities

Recently UK universities have come under fire on ways they mishandle incidents of sexual assault allegations against students, staff, and even professors. Assault allegations at UK universities have received increased attention across the UK with various universities refusing to investigate allegations made by students and mounting pressure on UK universities to address sexual misconduct on […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Residence Life, Student Conduct posted: Sep, 9th 2020

How You Can Support Your Campus R.A.s

In an average year, residential advisors (R.A.s) play a critical role in university life. Being an R.A.s. offers students the opportunity for: campus leadership roles, making new friends, receiving tuition or room and board discounts, and being critical to many university life programs. Typical duties for an R.A. can include helping a new student navigate […]


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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Sep, 3rd 2020

University of Derby Utilises CareerHub for Student Wellbeing

Supporting student wellbeing and mental health has always been important to higher education institutions, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made institutions around the world even more focused on student support. The University of Derby was especially keen on providing student support when their campus first went into lockdown on March 24th and was able to […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Aug, 31st 2020

How UK Universities Can Support Student Mental Health

As many UK universities in March went into lockdown teaching and student services started to be provided remotely and in lieu of face-to-face interaction many students experienced mental health challenges. From increased levels of anxiety, depression, and stress, students across the UK were finding it challenging to know where to turn for campus support and […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 23rd 2020

How UK Universities Can Build Student Confidence

Universities in the UK are currently facing tight scrutiny over sexual assault allegations made on social media by former students who anonymously posted that while they attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland they experienced sexual assault. These sexual assault allegations included “sexual violence, coercion, and harassment.” The social media campaign has sparked criticism […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Jun, 25th 2020

Community Colleges Face Unique Challenges to New Title IX Regulations

While colleges and universities have to grapple with what COVID-19 means for them come fall 2020, they are also navigating the new waters of the recently revised Title IX regulations. The deadline to implement these new procedures is Aug. 14, a deadline quickly approaching at a time when higher education institutions are responding to the […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct, Tips and Tricks posted: Jun, 3rd 2020

Five Ways to Support Student Mental Health

Amid national unrest and the global COVID-19 pandemic, students at colleges and universities across the country are experiencing immense mental health stress. The resources typically available to students on-campus have been moved online and campus activities to de-stress are a thing of the past. An April 2020 Active Minds survey of 2,086 college students, reported […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: May, 21st 2020

Five Takeaways from the Latest Title IX Regulations

As higher education institutions across the U.S. have had to quickly adapt their courses and policies in response to COVID-19, those same institutions will have to adapt to yet another change: Title IX. On May 6, the U.S. Department of Education released its highly anticipated new set of final regulations that oversee campus sexual misconduct […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, Disability Services, Student Conduct posted: Mar, 19th 2020

Provide the Most Personalized Student Experience

COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has disrupted higher education institutions worldwide. According to CNBC, as of last week, more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States have closed in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. As your institution starts preparing contingency plans, Symplicity is here to help. For institutions in […]


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By Louise Bench in Student Conduct, Webinars posted: Mar, 3rd 2020

Combating Sexual Misconduct at UK Universities

Recently there have been shocking sexual assault headlines that are being released about universities in the UK. The BBC claims that students feel pressured to sign NDAs regarding sexual assault complaints and some have been told to expect expulsion if the contracts are broken. The BBC’s report then goes on to say that 300 NDAs […]


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