As universities get ready to welcome their new cohort in September, Universities UK has some fantastic guidance on how they can best communicate with staff and students on everything from Expectations of students' behaviour to Reassuring local communities. It is a great read for all those getting ready to communicate to the new intake and returning students, make sure you don't miss anything. Read the full article here.
University is often the last step for someone before they move into their chosen career field. After years of studying and refining the skills you need to get a job your degree quickly becomes one of your greatest achievements and so important for your potential employers. Something that tends to be overlooked however is the timeframe between graduating a university course and securing your desired job. Sometimes it can happen quite quickly, with some students already securin
Beyond Equality - has written a piece focusing on how resilience can be built at university, especially through activity groups and associations where students feel like they fit and are welcome, with the changes everything has gone through some of these societies may have moved online for now, but Beyond Equality, offers some fantastic training courses on how to get the best of your teams, and still give all the student support and engagement you can. You can read all about
Another interesting piece in The Guardian that looks at the experiences or poorer students, that have found that their expected grades haven't come to fruition. We hosted a webinar earlier in the year looking at Digital Poverty and it looks like the knock on effect of this has shown itself in exam results. The gap for students who are from a poorer background getting into university had been closing, it is such a shame to see such a setback. Read the full article here.
Mind has just released their report looking at 'Mentally Healthy Universities', it is great to see their research supports what we have been campaigning for, a whole university approach to student wellbeing. The results support the actions and services we advocate for in our ProtectED Code of Practice, calling for universities to look at the support and services they provide for all students; wellbeing, safety and security. Ensuring all departments and outside agencies are wo
The Student Room Has pulled together information on how exam week has gone for staff and students, looking at everything from surprising results on students upgrading through clearing, to what students think about the fairness of the results they have been given. It is an eye opening read. You can take a look at the full results here.
With focus on exam results over the next couple of weeks, student stress and anxiety will be heightened, especially if their desired results are not achieved. With parents feeling pressure and also guilt being unable to help their children, Young Minds has written a supportive piece, giving some great advice on how to support anyone that is waiting for their results and the aftermath no matter the outcome. Read the full article here.
With most of us living our lives online has become the norm, to share our lives on there and in some cases it has been the only contact we have with friends and family. But sometimes sharing information can also cause problems, Jisc has written a really interesting piece on the pitfalls of students sharing their graduations details online. Read the full article here.
The Guardian has shared a piece entitled 'A-level results: top universities expected to stick rigidly to offer grades' With all the pressures that A level students have already experienced throughout the pandemic, the added pressure of not getting a place at university could have a massive impact on their mental health. The Guardian has written a thought provoking article on the extra pressures that this year of A Level students will face and it isn't a pretty picture. Read