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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, 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 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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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Oct, 22nd 2020

5 Tips to Ensure UK Uni Disabled Students Are Supported

For those hard of hearing, struggling with dyslexia, or another disability as a college student, online teaching services have provided an ease of access to many UK university students in the switch to online course delivery and students services. For those who have mobility issues, not having to navigate a bustling campus or being able […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Oct, 1st 2020

6 Steps UK Universities Can Take to Help Disabled Students

Disabled students across the UK, and globally, were already facing challenges at universities, regardless of the pandemic. According to a June 2020 report by the UK Office for Students, 14.3% of students attending university have at least one disability such as vision impairment, mobility, or a learning disability, among others. Even before COVID-19, the UK […]


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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, Career Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Sep, 10th 2020

The New Normal for UK Careers Staff  

The uprooting of COVID-19 on traditional campus life means that career services staff have had to move away from traditional methods of delivery and messaging. For career services staff that has meant moving all career counseling online and providing hosting webinars with students on how to navigate their online job board, setting up mock interviews, and learning how to navigate online web platforms. This […]


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