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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

Excel Easy - easy to follow and fully illusatrated online Excel tutorial

 

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

 

Conflict Management and Challenging Behaviour Awareness
6th October 10am - 1pm
TBC, High Wycombe
Gain a range of skills to enable you to ensure the safety of yourselves and those around you whilst dealing with difficult situations.
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Training
Mental Health Awareness
6th October 2pm - 6th December 4pm
High Wycombe, TBC
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
7th October 7pm - 9pm
Online
This course will help you learn the basics of resilience.
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Training
Public Speaking
13th October 2pm - 5pm
TBC, High Wycombe
FREE Public Speaking work, ideal for those who want to practice their presenting skills or need to speak in front of an audience!
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Training
Emergency First Aid
20th October 10am - 5pm
TBC, High Wycombe Campus
Accredited Emergency First Aid course with a certificate valid for 3 years pending successful assessment- invaluable addition to any CV!
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Training
Award for Personal License Holders
22nd October 10am - 5pm
TBC, High Wycombe Campus
This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to work in licensed premises. Anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol to the public (as per the legal requirement in England and Wales) is required to have a suitable qualification.
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Training
Self Defence
27th October 2pm - 3pm
TBC, High Wycombe Campus
Learn how to protect yourself in this one hour workshop delivered by Stand Against Violence.
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Training
Sports Specific First Aid
29th October 10am - 5pm
TBC, High Wycombe Campus
This course is for members of sports teams to ensure that each team has a qualified first aider at training and matches.
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Training
Mental Health First Aid - Day 1
3rd November 10am - 5pm
TBC, High Wycombe Campus
This qualification teaches delegates to be workplace Mental Health First Aiders, who will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and know how to effectively guide a person towards the right mental health.
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Training
Eating Disorder Awareness
10th November 10am - noon
TBC, High Wycombe
Join this course to raise your awareness of Eating Disorders.
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Training
Mental Health Awareness
10th November 1pm - 3pm
High Wycombe, TBC
This interactive and informative course will give you an insight into the world of mental health.
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Training
Paediatric First Aid - Day 1
12th November 11am - 5pm
TBC, Uxbridge
A TWO DAY course that will give you the skills you need to carry out emergency paediatric first aid. This is a certified course.
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Training
Presenting Yourself Online
17th November 2pm - 4pm
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
Paediatric First Aid - Day 2
19th November 10am - 5pm
TBC, Uxbridge
A TWO DAY course that will give you the skills you need to carry out emergency paediatric first aid. This is a certified course.
Training
Mental Health First Aid - Day 2
24th November 10am - 5pm
TBC, High Wycombe Campus
This qualification teaches delegates to be workplace Mental Health First Aiders, who will be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of common workplace mental health issues and know how to effectively guide a person towards the right mental health.
Training
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