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Our Additional Skills Training Programme will really help bolster your CV and make you more employable

In a competitive job market, it’s vital that when you graduate you have more on your CV than just your degree. In our recent membership survey, students rated employability as a top priority so to enhance your employability we are offering a diverse range of developmental activities.


Employability Tips

We have published a range of employability postcards, each one covers a different key skill such as, customer service, negotiation and communication with 5 top tips to remember. Physical copies are available to collect from the SU!


Bucks Award

Bucks Award sessions are reflective sessions giving you a chance to see how much you have achieved with the SU already and how to effectively articulate these skills and experiences and apply them to your future career. For more information please see our Bucks Award page.


Skills Sessions

We also provide absolutely free of charge a range of skills-based workshops and certified courses for all students!

Each year, we vary our programme of training sessions to cover the topics that you have asked for. In the past we have held sessions on public speaking, negotiation, chairing meetings, interview skills, and simply how to put your new transferable skills into your CV.

We try to make sure there is something for everyone, with all sessions being completely free, courtesy of the Big Deal - so get involved and gain a new skill for your CV. If you don’t see something that takes your fancy, get in touch and let us know what skills you would like to develop. To see the full list of what's available, check out our What’s On page. For more information or to suggest something new, please email

In the current situation unfortunately we are unable to offer in person training, but to keep you going and focused on updating your skills, we are providing links to free online resources offering training in a vast array of subjects such as health care, languages, finance and much, much more.

Alison – free online courses from the worlds leading expert   

Open Learn – free learning from The Open University

LinkedIn – LinkedIn Learning are offering a free months trial to access all of their online developmental content.

Code Academy – from building websites to analysing data, Code Academy can help you make it happen with their free trial

TedEd – video based lessons organised by subject


Careers and Employability

The Students’ Union offer workshops on all employment related aspects and personalised support is available from our Development Team contactable at

The Careers and Employability Service at the University is able to offer individual and tailored advice on your career objectives or help you identify them if youre not quite there yet! You can find their contact details here and also access MyBucksCareer which is a suite on online resources to develop your CV, interview skills and self awareness.

If there is anything that you feel would compliment your studies or enhance your employaibility, that is not covered by the links above, please let us know and we would be happy to look into course providers for you - just email

Current activities