Unite Students Accommodation Matters
S01 E02 - The transition into university life

S01 E02 - The transition into university life

October 16, 2020

Host Darren Ellis is back with a new panel of experts to discuss the transition from school to university in the context of COVID-19.

In this episode the panel discusses how students and applicants are feeling right now and how this may affect their behaviour, challenges current media portrayals of the student experience, and highlights the undiminished appetite for a residential university experience.

Darren is joined by:

  • Clare Marchant, chief executive officer of UCAS
  • Wayne Templeman, director of sixth form at St Bonaventure School
  • James Greenwood, student experience manager at University of the Arts and chair of CUBO residential life & student experience
  • Jo Blair, area manager at Unite Students and ASRA regional representative for Scotland

BBC Bitesize resources in partnership with UCAS can be found here.

The Unite Students free Leapskills resource packs for parents and teachers is here.

James is speaking at the CUBO Winter Conference at 12.30 on 30 November, further details here.

Accommodation Matters was produced by Alex Parsons.

 

Trailer - S01 E02 - The transition into university life

Trailer - S01 E02 - The transition into university life

October 15, 2020

On this months episode, Darren chats to a new panel of guests including UCAS Chief Executive, Clare Marchant, St Bonaventure’s Director of 6th Form Wayne Templeman, UAL’s Student Experience Manager, James Greenwood and our very own Aberdeen and Glasgow Area Manager, Jo Blair as we discuss the transition into university life.

 

Listen to Accommodation Matters, available from Friday.

 

S01 E01. The return to campus

S01 E01. The return to campus

September 18, 2020

Join host Darren Ellis in this, the very first episode of Accommodation Matters.  We discuss results day and the impact on UCAS figures and student numbers, look at the demise of the gap year and the student appetite for Higher Education as well as planning for the opening and safe operation of accommodation and campuses. We also talk about arrivals weekends and international students, firing through a mix of policy and practicality in this COVID world.

Darren is joined by:

  • Nick Hillman, Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)
  • Ian Jones, Deputy Director of Accommodation and Commercial Services at the University of Sheffield
  • Robert Garnish, Director of Commercial Services at the University of Glasgow
  • Steph Camm, Head of Health and Safety at Unite Students.

The research into students’ attitudes towards returning to campus, referenced in the show, can be found here.

 

Accommodation Matters was produced by Alex Parsons.

Accommodation matters - coming this Friday

Accommodation matters - coming this Friday

September 17, 2020

Unite Students are launching a brand new podcast discussing what matters in student accommodation.
 
Join host Darren Ellis each month for a lively round table chat with university student accommodation leaders from across the UK, national policy experts and subject specialists.
 
Available from Friday

 

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