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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services, Student Engagement, Webinars posted: Sep, 17th 2020

Higher Ed Accessibility in 2020  

The month of September not only marks the start of a new fall term, but it’s also International Deaf Awareness Month. First observed in the late 1950s by the World Federation of the Deaf, the month culminates in International Week of the Deaf, which is “dedicated to promoting a greater understand, and celebration, of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing […]


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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 Best Practices, Residence Life, Student Conduct posted: Sep, 9th 2020

How You Can Support Your Campus R.A.s

In an average year, residential advisors (R.A.s) play a critical role in university life. Being an R.A.s. offers students the opportunity for: campus leadership roles, making new friends, receiving tuition or room and board discounts, and being critical to many university life programs. Typical duties for an R.A. can include helping a new student navigate […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct posted: Aug, 31st 2020

How UK Universities Can Support Student Mental Health

As many UK universities in March went into lockdown teaching and student services started to be provided remotely and in lieu of face-to-face interaction many students experienced mental health challenges. From increased levels of anxiety, depression, and stress, students across the UK were finding it challenging to know where to turn for campus support and […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Events posted: Aug, 27th 2020

NASPA Hosts a Day of Action to Combat Racial Inequality  

Amid concerns over how COVID-19 will impact colleges across the country, issues of racial injustice have also had a massive impact on our country. With the death of George Floyd in May, protests erupted across the country with individuals, companies, and higher education institutions reflecting on ways that they have contributed to systemic racism, while also […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Virtual Career Fair posted: Aug, 26th 2020

CSM Clients Top the List of Princeton Review Ranking

This month, the annual Princeton Review ranking of the Top 200 Best University Career Services from across the country was released, and Symplicity is thrilled that the list includes many Symplicity CSM clients! Congratulations to all of our Symplicity CSM clients that made this nationally ranked list, specifically those that broke through the Top 20 […]


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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 utilizing 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 Announcements, Current Events, Student Engagement posted: Jul, 21st 2020

How Higher Ed Can Prepare for a COVID-19 Fall

It is still unclear what a fall 2020 semester will mean for higher education. What is known is that this will be the most difficult semester higher education has ever seen. Yet, regardless of a virtual, in-person, or a hybrid fall, colleges and universities across the country face unprecedented challenges. As of June 23, 65 […]


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