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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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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, Current Events, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 17th 2020

Students with Disabilities Face Unique Challenges at UK Universities

Like much of the world, as the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown, it left many individuals without adequate resources for adjustments, particularly the disabled. According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), 13.7 million people in Great Britain have a disability. Particularly, younger people who are blind or partially sighted, according to an April 2020 […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 9th 2020

Why Skills Will Be Crucial for UK Students

It goes without saying that the class of 2020 faces unprecedented challenges. Dubbed the “Corona Class of 2020,” students across the world are facing an uncertain future when it comes to their prospects in the job market. However, what skills do students need during this pandemic to successfully land them a job? Both research and […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services posted: Jun, 17th 2020

COVID-19 Impact on Graduate Recruitment

Seniors at many UK Universities, now dubbed “the Corona class” by the Guardian, are experiencing an uncertain job market. According to a recent survey by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE), a quarter of employers have cut their graduate recruitment this year. However, that doesn’t mean things are entirely bleak for the Class of 2020. […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Career Services, CSM posted: Jun, 10th 2020

Advancing Student Employability in the UK

The impacts of COVID-19 have reverberated throughout higher education. Many institutions are grappling with what COVID-19 means for them, including many UK universities that are planning on offering a hybrid of in-person sessions this fall. In an effort to broaden the access to job opportunities in the UK, Symplicity is sponsoring a “Social Mobility and Widening Participation” session, as part of the Association of […]


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