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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

 

National Student Pride 2021
19th April 5pm - 25th April 9pm
Online
Join National Student Pride from the 19th - 25th April for some new and exciting online sessions for 2021!
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Training | Uxbridge | Recreational Activities
Spanish Intermediate classes
26th April 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Spanish classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training | Uxbridge
Japanese Intermediate classes
27th April 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Japanese classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training
Shining at Job Interviews
28th April noon - 1pm
Get the skills you need to make sure you're the candidate an employer wants!
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Training | Uxbridge
Public Speaking
28th April 2pm - 4pm
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 | Uxbridge
End of Life Care Awareness
30th April 10am - noon
Online
Free training course for End of life care.
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Training | Uxbridge
Diabetes Awareness
30th April 1pm - 3pm
Online
Free Diabetes awareness and management course.
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Training | Uxbridge
British Sign Language - Level 3
30th April 3pm - 5pm
Online
To follow on from the Level 2 course, suitable for anyone with a good foundation knowledge in British Sign Language.
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Training | Uxbridge
Japanese Intermediate classes
4th May 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Japanese classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training
Spanish Intermediate classes
4th May 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Spanish classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training | Uxbridge
Performing at Graduate Assessment Centres
5th May noon - 1pm
Blackboard
Join this short session to get the tips and advice you will need to succeed in an assessment centre
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Training | Uxbridge
Personal Resilience and Wellbeing
7th May 2pm - 4pm
Online
This course will help you learn the basics of resilience.
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Training | Uxbridge
Meet Thames Valley Police - Positive Action: Police Officer Discovery Event
9th May 2pm - 5pm
Online
Thames Valley Police invite those from a Black, Asian or Minority-Ethnic background to attend their online careers discovery event.
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Training | Uxbridge
STRIVE! 2021 Employability & Careers Festival
10th May 10am - 5pm
After a successful first year, we are excited to be bringing back a bigger and better online STRIVE Festival for 2021 on Monday 10 May!
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Training | Uxbridge
Spanish Intermediate classes
10th May 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Spanish classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training | Uxbridge
Future Innovations in Healthcare
11th May noon - 1:30pm
Online
12 May 2021 is International Nurses Day. The past 13 months have been a challenge, particularly for healthcare professionals and our NHS so this is cause for celebration!
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Training | Uxbridge
Japanese Intermediate classes
11th May 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Japanese classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training
Emergency First Aid
14th May 10am - 5pm
Online
FREE Emergency First Aid training, a fantastic addition to your CV!
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Training | Uxbridge
Spanish Intermediate classes
17th May 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Spanish classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training | Uxbridge
Japanese Intermediate classes
18th May 6pm - 7pm
Online
As requested, we now have available intermediate Japanese classes as a 5 week course to follow on from the beginners course!
Training
Award for Personal License Holders
19th May 10am - 5pm
Online, exam in person TBC
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
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training
26th May 1pm - 4pm
Online
Delivered by the Diversity Trust, this course will explore the key themes of equality, diversity and inclusion
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Training | Uxbridge
Dealing with Change
11th June 10am - 10:45am
Online
Few people like dealing with change. We can make ourselves (and others) miserable trying to avoid it. Or we can embrace it.
Training | Uxbridge
International Conference and Exhibition on Nursing
22nd June 9am - 6pm
Online
The aim of the International Conference and Exhibition on Nursing (Nursing London 2021) conference is to bring together people who have an enthusiasm for finding new pathways in the field of nursing
Training | Uxbridge
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