Watch our video to find out more about the Graduate Skills Programme and why you as a BU student should get involved:

The Bournemouth University Graduate Skills Programme is a free employability programme open to all current students. Managed by CareersBU and delivered with industry partners, the programme supports you to develop and articulate transferable skills that can be applied to any career path. CareersBU offer a programme of industry-led Masterclasses, online learning resources and extracurricular opportunities, helping you to gain valuable skills.

How to gain the Graduate Skills+ Award 

To complete your Graduate Skills+ Award you will need to:

Not only will you gain an award that can be added to your CV, but you will also be invited to an Awards Ceremony.

Sign up for the Graduate Skills+ Award

Accessing activities and resources

As well as attending Graduate Skills Masterclasses, you can also access over 100+ extracurricular experiences and online learning resources as a part of the Graduate Skills Programme.

In terms of in-person experiences, there is so much to get involved with no matter what your interests are. Some of the departments we work closely with are listed below. We recognise many of the activities delivered by these departments promote the development of soft transferable skills that prepare you for the workplace:

All of our online resources can be accessed either via our Graduate Skills Programme Brightspace area or via MyCareerHub, BU's career's platform which hosts a wealth of professional development online learning resources and tools to help build your skills, CV and confidence for interview preparation when applying for employment. It also has a free jobs portal where you can access hundreds of real time vacancies approved by our CareersBU team as well as the opportunity to book a careers guidance appointment with one of our careers consultants. 

A full list of activities and online resources that can be used towards your Graduate Skills+ Award can be accessed when you sign up:

Sign up for the Graduate Skills+ Award

In order to gain your Graduate Skills+ Award you will need to complete two activities and/or resources per stage and attend one masterclass per stage, in order to receive your certificate and invite to our awards ceremony.

Graduate skills stages