Skills development alongside your studies is essential to prepare for today’s world of work and employers are increasingly looking for graduates that are proficient in ‘softer’ transferable skills in addition to specialised knowledge from a degree.
Our new Skills Development Programme is free and available to all current BU students. It provides a structured approach to your career development and helps you build confidence in the personal and professional skills that employers are looking for and how to apply them to a job, placement or graduate position.
Find out how to get the most out of the programme and showcase your development to employers below:
Explore the “My Skills Development” tab on Brightspace
From Tuesday 19 October, you will be able to access the new “My Skills” tab on Brightspace, where you can access a variety of e-learning resources, events and LinkedIn Learning pathways. Resources in this section are mapped to nine key skill groupings and are organised so you can learn at your own pace and effectively fit in development around your studies.
Find out how to get the most out of the “My Skills” section by exploring the new pages and watching the video below:
A short video detailing how to get the most out of the Skills Development Programme throughout your time at BU.
Book onto a skills masterclass
We’ve launched a new series of skills masterclasses taking place this semester. These sessions are co-delivered with industry speakers and academics to provide insight into different industries. Topics covered in our masterclasses are based on skills we know are in growing demand within industry and this semester we are focusing on: Professional, Sustainable, Digital and Human Futures.
Companies represented include: IBM, Innocent Drinks, Sea Sense, BCP Council, Dorset LEP, Global Brand Communications, Britbox, Tesco and Santander. You can find out more about the series and book onto any of our masterclasses by visiting: mycareerhub.bournemouth.ac.uk/students/events
In addition to the masterclasses and resources now available on Brightspace we are working on a structured skills programme, akin to the Global Talent Programme. More information will be available about this in the next year.