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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, 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, 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 Alana Ripy in Career Services, Symplicity Client Showcase posted: Sep, 15th 2020

University of Derby Supports Student Journeys with CareerHub

Prior to becoming the Service Manager for Careers and Employment at the University of Derby, Clare Holden’s background was in library service. Her experience as a librarian made her keen on developing digital skills and delivering informative webinars online. When she moved into a careers role in March 2019, one of the first projects she […]


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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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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 Helena Okolicsanyi in Career Services, CSM posted: Aug, 5th 2020

UK Government Initiative Encourages Early-Career Apprenticeships and Internships

Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, many graduating UK university students saw their job prospects diminish as job applications were halted or withdrawn due to the virus. Yet, for students looking for job experience applying for virtual internships and apprenticeships could be the way to go. As part of the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs, employers […]


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