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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 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, 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 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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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct, Student Engagement posted: Oct, 9th 2020

COVID-19 Best Practices for Student Conduct 

All universities are navigating the new terrain of a different campus life with a global pandemic impacting our everyday lives. Student conduct offices are finding ways to enforce student behavior from social distancing, mask wearing, and other measures that are now common practice to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result, student conduct staff members are facing unprecedented concerns on how to enforce […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services posted: Aug, 19th 2020

How COVID-19 is Highlighting the Needs of Disabled Students in the UK

As UK universities went into lockdown in the outset of COVID-19, UK Universities scrambled to provide students with a way to study and engage away from campus by utilising technology for remote learning. Now, nearly six months into the new normal of remote learning, it is becoming evident that universities have the capacity to offer […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 30th 2020

Elon University Depends on CSM for Virtual Career Fairs

When Elon University’s campus closed in March, everything became virtual and remote work was the norm for both students and staff. Over the summer, Tom Brinkley, Executive Director of the Student Professional Development Center, and Kristin Walker, Associate Director, Employer Experience and Technology at Elon University, planned for a continuation of virtual engagement through the […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Jun, 24th 2020

Yale University Continues to Serve Students

There is no definitive answer for what the state of higher education will be come fall 2020.  Will they be fully remote? Or fully on-campus? And if so, what does a socially distant campus look like? It means campuses are taking extra precautions by putting fewer students in the same place. This involves frequent temperature […]


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