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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

 

Personal Resilience and Wellbeing
14th October 2pm - 5pm
High Wycombe, TBC
In partnership with the Claire Foundation we are excited to bring to you the first of our wellbeing months! This course will help you learn the basics of resilience.
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Training
Wellbeing Workshop
15th October 1pm - 2:30pm
Online
In partnership with the Claire Foundation, Join our virtual wellbeing workshop from Tedx speaker Toluwa Oyeleye!
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Training
Mindful Self-Care for Mind and Body
21st October 2pm - 5pm
High Wycombe, TBC
In partnership with the Claire Foundation we are excited to bring to you the first of our wellbeing months! In this course you will explore a range of self-care techniques.
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Training
Mental Health Awareness
23rd October 10am - noon
High Wycombe, TBC
In partnership with the Claire Foundation we are excited to bring to you the first of our wellbeing months! This interactive and informative course will give you an insight into the world of mental health.
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Training
Mental Health Awareness Afternoon
23rd October 1pm - 3pm
High Wycombe, TBC
In partnership with the Claire Foundation we are excited to bring to you the first of our wellbeing months! This interactive and informative course will give you an insight into the world of mental health.
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Training
Online Reputation Management
31st October 11am - 5pm
TBC
COMING SOON - Online Reputation and Safety Management Course
Training
Paediatric First Aid
2nd November 11am - 5pm
Uxbridge, TBC
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 | Uxbridge
Award for Personal License Holders
4th November 11am - 5pm
High Wycombe, 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
Presenting Yourself Online
5th November 10am - 1pm
High Wycombe, TBC
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
Public Speaking
10th November 2pm - 5pm
High Wycombe, TBC
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
Introduction to British Sign Language
20th November 2pm - 4pm
High Wycombe, TBC
An interactive course designed to teach you the basics you need to communicate using Sign Language. Come along and improve your communication skills! This is a certified course
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Training
Emergency First Aid
27th November 11am - 5pm
High Wycombe, TBC
FREE Emergency First Aid training, a fantastic addition to your CV!
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Training
Autism Awareness
9th December 10am - 1pm
High Wycombe, TBC
This course is designed for those with no prior knowledge of autism, and is therefore suitable for anyone with an interest in the subject, although it is especially recommended for all those looking to work in the health sector. Certified course
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Training
Safeguarding of Children Awareness
9th December 2pm - 5pm
High Wycombe, TBC
This course is aimed at anyone who works, or has contact, with children, young people and/or their families and provides a detailed insight into duty of care and the implementation of safe practice. This is a certified course.
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Training
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