Personal Effectiveness is about you having the "get up and go," a "can do" attitute and a sense that you can make things happen. These are essential must haves for any organisation.
Coaching Skills – “Helping others to help themselves”
When you are coaching, whether you regard it as such or not, you are likely to develop a special relationship with the other person. This unit aims to help you mentor, motivate, and inspire others without harming their self-esteem. It will help develop sensitive skills and techniques so that you can show someone that every little piece of effort is a significant step in leading to greater achievement. This workshop is designed to use your personal effectiveness to help others become effective. “When selecting candidates, we look for people who will have a positive impact on others.” (Ed Fox, Barclays Bank).
Thurs 27/02/2020 14:00-16:00
Thurs 27/02/2020 17:30-19:30
Commercial Awareness – “The world of work and your role in it”
A CBI survey recently found that 35% of employers were dissatisfied with the business and customer awareness of graduates. Put simply "commercial awareness" is the ability to view situations from a commercial perspective. It is an understanding of what makes any business or organisation successful and the factors that influence this success. Graduates from all disciplines need to show business awareness of their market, not only to beat the competition for jobs but to perform in that role and deliver value for money. By attending this workshop you will learn simple steps you can take to help you become commercially aware during your time at university and so that, when the time comes, you’re all set to wow employers and turn that dream job into a reality.
Thurs 13/02/2020 14:00-16:00
Thurs 13/02/2020 17:30-19:30
CV Masterclass - "Make it stand out"
This is an interactive session on how to present yourself effectively in your CV. After attending you will be equipped with the skills to develop your CV into a lean but meaningful and purposeful document. We recommend you do this to ensure your CV is ready to stand out to employers! The Employability Advisers offer a drop in for students to discuss their CV’s, application forms, cover letters and their linkedin profiles. This drop in runs Mon – Fri between 1pm and 4pm at 51a Park place. Throughout the summer vacation, this drop in runs between 2pm and 4pm. Students can book an appointment from 12.00 on the day by calling 02920874844, or asking at reception. Alternatively, students can submit their documents to be reviewed via the ‘Profile’ tab in your Careers Account.
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Dealing With Perfectionism – “You don’t need to put the cherry on top of the cake”
Sometimes the desire for perfection can cause stress, anxiety and depression. This workshop will help you to understand the process that leads into, and maintains perfectionism, and the effect it is having on your well-being. You’ll be taught techniques and strategies to help you to re-evaluate and change your perfectionist beliefs and behaviours. Strategies that you learn in this workshop will stand you in good stead for coping with the demands of your academic work and in the workplace so that you will have a healthy balance between high standards and your psychological well-being. You should then be able to not only achieve your goals, but enjoy life more whilst you are achieving.
Thurs 12/03/2020 13:00-14:30
Discrimination Awareness - “Stand up for equality and challenge discrimination and disadvantage through awareness”
This training is aimed at individuals who want to increase their effectiveness of highlighting and challenging discrimination. Focus will be on the Equality Act 2010, Protected Characteristics and types of discrimination. The session defines equality and diversity; will allow time for discussion alongside group work/activities to share thoughts. Only available in Autumn semester 2019 due to funding so book early if you are interested in this topic.
Introduction To Managing Projects - "Instigate and oversee your own idea".
Heard the statement "Never confuse what I do for business with what I do for pleasure?" Chances are you will have planned a birthday event or had sole responsibility for arranging a trip/holiday full of activities and options for everyone? Therefore, most people have probably been involved in some form of project even if it might not have been viewed under such a title. So from a business point of view, this workshop will take you through the roles required that make up a project team, and a prominent tool to help you schedule, monitor progress and ensure that your project is ultimately successful.
Thurs 05/03/2020 14:00-16:00
Thurs 05/03/2020 17:30-19:30
Managing Procrastination – “Why not do it now?”
This workshop will help you to understand the process that leads into, and maintains, your procrastination. You’ll be taught techniques and strategies to challenge and change your procrastinating behaviour. Working to deadlines, planning your time, and working well with others are all skills that many of you will use every day throughout your working life. Gaining control of your procrastination will enable you to develop these skills effectively and thus improve your employability.
Tues 17/03/20 1730-1930
Motivation – “Re-light your fire”
Why are we able to accomplish some tasks with relish yet abhor others? Why do we sometimes lose interest in something initially considered important? How can we be driven to accomplish those things we don’t like doing. This unit is an interactive journey to help you understand how to create drive and energy in order to raise your standards and accomplish all tasks with enthusiasm.
Thurs 20/02/2020 14:00-16:00
Thurs 20/02/20202 17:30-19:30
Situational Judgement Tests & Game-based Assessments - delivered by PwC
This interactive session looks at key hints and tips on how to successfully complete application forms and prepare for on-line tests, such as situational judgement tests and game based assessments.
Thurs 13/02/2020 1530-1630
Successful Networking – It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you”
Networking has been referred to as the “new way of working” and is thus a critical skill that everyone should master. There are going to be occasions where you need the confidence to sell yourself and the ability to ask the right questions at the right time. This unit will teach you how to create a positive impression and recognise and quantify your assets in order to maximise the opportunities to get yourself known by potentially influential people.
Thurs 06/02/2020 14:00-16:00
Thurs 06/02/2020 17:30-19:30
Time Management – “Time is on my side - NOT”
Ever wondered why you’re always doing that essay, assignment or research write up at the last minute, or you’re always late for meetings? This workshop is designed to help you prioritise and organise your life so you can get the most out of all of your commitments. The content covers how to work smarter rather than harder, the question of doing the right things or doing things right, how to prioritise and how to overcome procrastination.
Thurs 12/03/2020 17:30-19:30