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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 sutraining@bucks.ac.uk.

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 sutraining@bucks.ac.uk

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 sutraining@bucks.ac.uk.

Current activities

 

Time Management
3rd February noon - 1pm
Online
Take part in one of our online employability workshops and learn how to organise your time through the work day.
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Training
Challenging Behaviour Awareness
8th February 10am - noon
Online
Free course helping people working in the health and social care sector understand challenging behaviour from clients and families.
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Training
Achieve your Academic Best
8th February noon - 1:30pm
Online
Are you struggling with adjusting to the new normal? Feeling a bit stressed about approaching upcoming assessments? Then this event might be for you.
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Training
Disabilities Awareness
8th February 2pm - 4pm
Online
FREE course to help you understand how to create an inclusive environment.
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Training
Mental Health Awareness
9th February 10am - noon
Online
This interactive and informative course will give you an insight into the world of mental health.
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Training
Personal Resilience and Wellbeing
10th February 10am - noon
Online
This course will help you learn the basics of resilience.
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Training
Mindful Self-Care for Mind and Body
11th February 10am - noon
Online
In this course you will explore a range of self-care techniques.
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Training
Public Speaking
12th February 10am - noon
Online
FREE Public Speaking work, fantastic for those who want to practice their presenting skills or speak in front of an audience!
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Training
Managing Dfficult Emotions
12th February 2pm - 4pm
Online
This course is designed to promote an understanding of emotional intelligence, the role of emotions and strategies to control difficult emotions.
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Training
Presenting Yourself Online
18th February 10am - noon
Online
As communication is now shared globally, it is important for you to gain the skills, knowledge and best practises for presenting yourself professionally online.
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Training
Challenging Conversations
24th February 10am - noon
Online
FREE course especially for those studying nursing, and other health and social care courses, learn how to have those difficult conversations with patients and their families.
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Training
Sign language - Level 2
26th February 10am - noon
Online
Have you completed the beginner's sign language course and are you looking for the next step? This is the course for you!
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Training
Welcome to Social Tree Learning
3rd March 3pm - 4pm
Online
This is an induction for students looking to sign-up and join the Social Tree Learning Academy - the first social media training and intelligence programme for business.
Training
End of Life Care Awareness
19th March 10am - noon
Online
Free training course for End of life care.
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Training
Diabetes Awareness
19th March 1pm - 3pm
Online
Free Diabetes awareness and management course.
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