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Career Booster Schedule

A bespoke programme of Career Booster sessions is delivered twice per academic year to ensure all students within the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences have a wide choice of sessions to design their personal Career Booster Programme. Career Booster Schedule promoted below is for February 2022 Career Booster Week. Our next Career Booster is week commencing 24 October 2022.

Monday 21st February 2022

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: This session will provide students with an insight on the behaviour framework and interview techniques.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: To assist students with tips on how to behave during interviews as well as interview techniques.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Our mindset shapes everything we think and everything we do. From the brand of pasta or loo-roll we buy to the top priority business decisions we make. Often these decisions are made for us by our unconscious and could often be holding us back because these decisions are uncertain or uncomfortable – especially just now.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Join the NatWest Business Builder team and take a deep dive into The Power of Mindset. We’ll be looking at how our mindset is formed and influenced to understand why different situations feel comfortable or not. You’ll come away with a deeper understanding of your own mindset, where it may be holding you back, and the tools and techniques you need to take the next uncomfortable step.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: This session gives information functions of Excel including IF, AND, OR, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, OFFSET functions and many more. 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: It will help them to understand excel functions. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Soft Skills, hard results: Who you are often outweighs what you know.
Hard skills may look good on your cv, they might even get you the interview, but your soft skills, your ability to learn, develop, contribute meaningfully, be aware and compassionate to others...that's what will give your success longevity.  A growth mindset (Dweck, 2007) celebrates the brain’s ability to adapt and learn thus creating the conditions to thrive.  However, in a world that is set up to tempt us into short-term gratification, unless we are careful, we may focus too much on adapting to the role we believe we need to show to the world that we begin to disconnect with our authenticity (the person we wanted to be, and that we truly are)...and in a real life "Dorian Gray" we feel withered, exhausted and unhappy whilst our cultivated, curated, constructed façade advances, but remains empty.
This session helps you harness all the benefits and teachings achieved through developing a growth mindset and channel them ALONG with wellbeing – to feel good too.
It is possible to have it all.

This workshop will provide opportunities for delegates to:
LO1 Explore the World Health Organisation's 10 psychosocial competencies and reflect on how they impact professional and personal success
LO2 Explore their biases in decision making and in other areas gaining a deeper level of self-awareness
LO3 Reflect on how to retain agency in a world that is continually trying to reduce the power of our mind through making it lazy through instant gratification

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Audrey's sessions are very specifically focused on "soft skills" - the elements of learning which are not often formally taught but yet they are the elements that we will often come to rely on when hard skills change - or even fail us.  The practical tools in all of Audrey's sessions give students something to take away with them and use, over time, as a working document.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in School of Management.

Details of the session: Bloomberg: Bloomberg Basic; Query Language Episode; Buy/Sell Side Trends; Financial Analysts for beginners. 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Bloomberg is the most popular financial database and analytical tool used by financial institutions.  Having knowledge and skills of Bloomberg can enhance students’ employability.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: It’s never too early (or late) to start planning your career but you may be wondering how to begin. This workshop will cover how to generate and research career ideas; factors that can impact on our career choices and introduce you to the concept of 'managing' your career. You will find out about the resources you can use to help you develop an effective approach to career management.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Learning how to plan and manage your career is an important life skill.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Do you want to:
1. Become a better speaker?
2. Communicate with confidence
3. Develop presentation skills
4. Refine effective listening skills?
5. Be awarded a certificate of completion after crafting a speech of your choice with the help of experienced Toastmasters?

Look no further than Toastmasters Speechcraft: An intensive 5 day programme designed to help you develop confidence and competence in public speaking, interpersonal communication, management and strategic leadership

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: It will help with writing skills(through crafting of speeches)
Support with presentation skills, effective communication and understanding communication and leadership styles which will help with employment skills and professional practise and etiquette

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 11

Prior Learning:  This is a 5-day programme (Monday to Thursday, 10am to 12pm) finishing with a graduation ceremony with 'Speech Craft Awards' presented on the Friday. The Friday session will be 10am to 1pm. Please note there will be preparation 'homework' to do during the week.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Division of Peace Studies and International Development.

Details of the session: In this hands-on session we will be taking a deep dive into some development indicators and datasets to understand comparative development analysis and begin to develop a picture of development challenges of a country based on such indicators.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: What does the data tell us about a country? Has poverty been increasing? Has there been a lot of migration to cities? Are there a lot of natural resources? Are there signs of progress? Are conditions improving? Is inequality rising? Excellent analytical skills are essential for a career in international development and in peace studies. Familiarity with data on development indicators should enable you to be able to answer such questions and help improve your confidence, understanding and ability to use evidence in persuading practitioners.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 3

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: An introduction and a refresher for anyone who wants to negotiate and anyone who wants to refresh their skills – maximise your potential.

• Are you investing in education to improve your personal brand value?
• Do you want to increase your income?
• Do you want to find ways to add value to your employability?
If the answer to any of these questions is, “Yes”, you should book for this workshop now.
places will be limited.
Feedback confirms this works really well on Zoom so you will be required to share video and sound.
This unique workshop combines the theory of negotiation with real examples and practical exercises. By
the end of the session you will have the understanding of how to negotiate and you will have a new level
of skills to negotiate for yourself and a new skill to offer any company.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes:

 AIMS:
• To increase the awareness of the process of negotiation
• To provide a framework for preparation and management of that process
• To enable understanding and analysis of the key stages of a negotiation
• To identify individual and team techniques

CONTENT
• Strategies, styles and methods
• Planning, controlling and concession making
• Dealing with breakdown/deadlock and finalising deals
• Key verbal/non-verbal techniques
• Positional and collaborative bargaining methods

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 5

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session: Be able to manage projects and identify their success criteria. Use the standard international best practice and tailor your tools to manage your own business. Critically compare different schools of thought.


What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: 

1.       Practice project management according to the Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology.

2.       Distinguish projects from other business, and why they need to be managed differently.

3.       Start using some of the project management tools. Exercise customising these tools for your own projects.

4.       How to lead your projects to success.

5.       Become familiar with few of the latest updates in the project management bodies of knowledge.

During more than three decades, the speaker has practiced management of overseas projects in the construction industry. The budget of some of these projects exceeded few billions of pounds. In addition, he trains professionals and lectures in UK and overseas universities.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 7

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Law.

Details of the session: Come along and hear the road to partnership from 3 successful lawyers with a connection to Bradford. Aneesa graduated from UoB in 2014 and is one of the founding partners of Proctor & Hobbs. Sohail is from Bradford and is a partner at an international firm, DLA Piper UK LLP. Asma is a partner at Chadwick Lawrence and heads up their office in Bradford. Asma (and her team) successfully represented cricketer Azeem Rafiq in his claim against YCCC.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The session should inspire students to work towards achieving their potential and to understand what they need to do if they aspire to become partners in a law firm in the future.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Recruiters love online tests as they are an efficient way to differentiate between candidates, especially when recruiting graduates. Join Hermione to find out what to expect, how to prepare and gain experience of a range of various tests including aptitude, personality, situational judgement, and game-based assessments.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: You will get a chance to experience a range of typical tests and our hints, tips and resources will help you to improve our performance in future selection assessments.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session: Python Programming for beginners.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Python is a user friendly and powerful programming language applied in multi-fields. It will help students to build up the foundation of big data analysis and develop machine learning skills in the future.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 3 hours

Prior Learning: Please note that you will need to bring your own laptops for this session. You can also loan a laptop from the University Library here. Python 3 should be installed on PCs or students laptops. (It is free and open-source.) Please visit this link to download Python 3: https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual 

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Psychology Division in the School of Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Clinical psychology is a fascinating and varied career that has applications across the lifespan and across communities.  This session will describe the wide range of populations clinical psychologists work with and examples of the work they do to maximise wellbeing and alleviate distress.  There has been an expansion in the number of psychological professions, this session will help students understand some of the differences and the place of clinical psychology in this network of professions.  We will show how your learning at degree level can prepare you to make a really positive difference to the mental health and wellbeing of others. 

Two former University of Bradford students joined the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Sheffield last year.  They will describe their journeys and their experience of the training programme so far.

All UK training programmes are seeking to be more inclusive so they better reflect the diversity of local populations and meet their needs – so we would like to encourage everyone to come along to ask questions and find out more.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Clinical psychology has a comprehensive training route and full funding (fees and salary).  This session will describe the training and what you can you to improve your chances of success with applications for training, especially getting relevant experience.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

This session will be online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: If you are looking to start a business or wondering if going into business is for you, then this is the session for you. The team will help you explore the Business Model Canvas, a one-page ‘road   map’ of your business. Before the days of Google Maps and Sat-Nav systems, we had the fold-out Michellin. If you were lost on the road, you pulled over, opened the map, found where you started and found where your desired destination. By having your entire journey in one view, it allows you to understand where you are, where you need to go and where you may have taken a wrong turn. This view is crucial when developing a new business.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Examining the 9 key areas of a business model to examine the best practices for your business, you’ll come away with a sense of where small, medium, and large changes could be made to your business model to improve the way you operate for maximum profitability and rapid growth.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: This session will cover everything from how to work with an agency to develop your skills through working for them as an associate, joining the business as a recruiter or applying for one of their talent programmes ....CEO for 1 Month. It will also cover CV Building, Social media Presence & How to Kick Start your Career 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Students will get an understanding of how a recruitment business works in terms of providing opportunity, what the market is like post covid, how they can get a role with the company either as an associate or recruitment as a career. It will help you bolster your CV & your Social media profile and even give you a chance to start your career at the very top of Adecco – as their CEO for one month

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session:
1.     Understand the drivers and components of Industry 4.0 / 4IR and Servitization
2.     Outline key technologies used in Industry 4.0
3.     Explore how Industry 4.0 / 4IR supports servitization and its impact on firms’ performance.
4.     Understand the opportunities and challenges that businesses and individuals need to make in adopting Industry 4.0
5.     Opportunity to apply the Business Model Canvas in order to develop an Industry 4.0 business idea

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This session will introduce students to the definitions, and key underlying technologies, concepts and challenges underpinning the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – otherwise known as Industry 4.0. Students will also be introduced to Servitization and the technologies that are driving 4IR. Hence introducing students to how businesses are beginning to use a mixture of technology and integrated business models.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session: Your leadership brand conveys your distinctiveness, character and value as a leader or potential leader. A strong personal leadership brand provides focus and professional identity and helps you present your best self to colleagues and employers.
The session will outline key leadership concepts and provide participants with a framework for exploring and developing an understanding of their own approach and image as a leader.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The session will encourage participants to consider the strengths and weaknesses of their own leadership preferences and approaches and provide a framework for them to articulate how they wish to develop and leaders and in respect of the ability to impact on others. It will be of value in career planning and interview preparation and ensuring participants are impactful in their roles at work.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Caring for wellbeing can be a challenge in a digital age. From doom scrolling to compulsive news checking, digital habits can influence anxiety, loneliness, and wellbeing. Discover simple changes to enhance your wellbeing in a digital age.

This session dives into the way in which we use our devices and how digital habits can take us away from the way we want to live our lives.

Discover the science behind digital habit change and how small changes to digital habits can have significant benefits within our home and work.

Using the Four Steps of Digital Habits Change, you’ll uncover the fundamentals of digital wellbeing and be able to make choices which will help you to thrive in a digital age.

Leave with tools to apply to your digital habits and create healthy digital habits for personal wellbeing and for sustainable healthy high performance at work.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The topics covered in this session include:
 
•    What is digital wellbeing and how what are the benefits of creating an intentional relationship with technology?
•    Uncover why it is hard to create a balance with digital technology and what strategies can create effective change.
•    Learn the Four Steps of digital habit change
•    Practical steps to create a healthier balance with digital technology 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Do you want to:
1. Become a better speaker?
2. Communicate with confidence
3. Develop presentation skills
4. Refine effective listening skills?
5. Be awarded a certificate of completion after crafting a speech of your choice with the help of experienced Toastmasters?

Look no further than Toastmasters Speechcraft: An intensive 5 day programme designed to help you develop confidence and competence in public speaking, interpersonal communication, management and strategic leadership

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: It will help with writing skills (through crafting of speeches).
Support with presentation skills, effective communication and understanding communication and leadership styles which will help with employment skills and professional practise and etiquette.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 11

Prior Learning:  This is a 5-day programme (Monday to Thursday, 10am to 12pm) finishing with a graduation ceremony with 'Speech Craft Awards' presented on the Friday.  The Friday session will be 10am to 1pm.  Please note there will be preparation 'homework' to do during the week.

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Are you interested in joining LinkedIn and wondering what it’s all about? Or are you already on LinkedIn but want to make yourself stand out! This interactive session will help you to understand how to complete your ‘All Star’ profile, how to make the most of your profile and learn about the top tips to make effective use of the platforms LinkedIn has to offer! In this session you will take control of building your profile and once you are ‘LinkedIn Savvy’, you’ll be ready and raring to go to Link up to the professional community! 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This session will help to broaden your commercial awareness, help you build connections and understanding the importance of networking.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 3

Prior Learning: Students should register on LinkedIn before the session as this will ensure you make the most of the session.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Effective and appropriate engagement with local partners and communities is essential for developing   and implementing policies and programmes designed to enhance their human security, development and community resilience Lessons from experience demonstrate that this is often done badly, in ways that involve inadequate partnerships or do not empower the communities involved. In recent years, it has become a high priority for UK and   international peacebuilding and development communities to address these inadequacies and to develop better practices. This session introduces the issues and lessons learned, and the enhances participants' awareness and skills of emerging good practice guidelines and approaches, in a range of contexts.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Participants in this session will have enhanced awareness of the issues and lessons learned by relevant agencies and NGOs for good practices for engaging with local partners and communities in peacebuilding, development, and community resilience programmes. Moreover, they will develop their skills in this key area for employment and careers in these sectors - in the UK and in developing and fragile countries.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 3

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session:  How to download data from Yahoo finance into Python

- Estimating risk & return of companies
- Building an optional portfolio considering risk and return
- Estimating systematic and non-systematic risk
- CAPM and APT in Python
- Project appraisal in Python

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Students will learn how to apply financial theories in Python using real data. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 4

Prior Learning: Please note that you will need to bring your own laptops for this session. You can also loan a laptop from the University Library here. Python 3 should be installed on PCs or students laptops. (It is free and open-source.) Please visit this link to download Python 3: https://www.anaconda.com/products/individual 

You must also attend the Python for Beginners session on Monday 21st to attend this session.

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management. 

Details of the session: Hear from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) on how to maximise your time at university and kickstart your marketing career.

The session will begin with an introduction to the CIM accredited degree scheme, open to all BSc Marketing, MSc Marketing and Management, and MSc Digital and Strategy Marketing students. Maureen Wincott will provide insight into who the CIM is, what the accredited degree offers to the students, how it works, and why such an accreditation serves as an opportunity for students to set themselves apart and stand out to employers within the fast-paced world of Market.

Following on, Danielle Butler will draw on the experience of marketing professionals from a range of industries and explore what it's like to work in marketing, the various industries and career types available, and how you can choose your industry based on your individual skill sets.


What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes:

 • Details on the CIM accredited degree scheme and how to apply
• What it's like to work in marketing
• Different types of marketing roles and how to find one that matches your individual skill set
• How to maximise your time at university to stand out to employers
• The benefits of a professional network
• How to make the most of learning and development opportunities

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session: Holding Sage Line 50 Accounts Certificate will increase employability prospects as Sage 50 skills are often included in job adverts. The certificate provides a benchmarked standard that employers can trust in the use of computerised accounting. 
What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process a business’ finances using this globally renowned accounting software. This is essential, interactive training using the very latest version of Sage Accounts, designed for those who already have an understanding of manual bookkeeping processes. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 10

Prior Learning: Prior knowledge of manual double entry Bookkeeping, being familiar with the Financial Accounting concepts and conventions and preparation of the financial statements is recommended.

This session is two days. Please note, you must attend both days.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Law.

Details of the session: An exciting new club is being launched during career booster week for law students. The debating club should assist students to build their confidence in public speaking as well as their advocacy skills.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The session will assist students in deciding whether they want to join the debating club and understand the benefits of being part of the club.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: How to optimise focus and creativity in an age of digital distraction


As technology automates more routine work, the World Economic Forum has predicted that higher level cognitive skills will become increasingly important to career success. Digital habits also impact our capability to learn and study. Yet, we are often surrounded by a digitally distracted environment without putting in place the conditions to be able to focus. At work this results in working outside core hours to ‘get work done’, in study this makes it harder to learn. Join this talk to sharpen your focus in a digital age and:

- See how digital distraction impacts on your focus, creativity and strategic thought
- Learn the three different modes of work and how you can use these to increase focus and creativity
- Take the first steps to give you back more time in your day, learn more effectively and be more productive

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Join this talk to sharpen your focus in a digital age and:

- See how digital distraction impacts on your focus, creativity and strategic thought
- Improve higher level cognitive skills, which are more valued in the future of work
- Learn the three different modes of work and how you can use these to increase focus and creativity
- Take the first steps to give you back more time in your day, learn more effectively and be more productive 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Are you interested in joining LinkedIn and wondering what it’s all about? Or are you already on LinkedIn but want to make yourself stand out! This interactive session will help you to understand how to complete your ‘All Star’ profile, how to make the most of your profile and learn about the top tips to make effective use of the platforms LinkedIn has to offer! In this session you will take control of building your profile and once you are ‘LinkedIn Savvy’, you’ll be ready and raring to go to Link up to the professional community! 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: By the end of the session students should feel confident about their commercial awareness skills, building connections and making professional networks. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 3

Prior Learning: Students should register on LinkedIn before the session as this will ensure you make the most of the session.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: This session will be presented by 4 alumni - all of whom completed Chartered Management Undergraduate Apprenticeship degrees within the School of Management whilst working in Morrisons plc. The presenters have had varying experiences in their careers but will show that working within the Retail Industry is not only about working in stores.  They have, between them, a range of exciting experiences to share within the Corporate, Manufacturing and Logistics sides of the Business. The presenters will talk about their career journeys how their degrees have helped them progress and the skills needed for a successful and fulfilling career in this sector. Following their talks there will be the opportunity to ask questions in a panel session. 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: You will learn how the retail industry can offer a wide range of exciting and varied job roles and opportunities. it might surprise you and open your eyes to opportunities you hadn’t thought of!
You will also see how, and which, key skills are important to success in management roles during early careers.  This session can help you focus your employability skills and consider whether retail may be an industry for you.  

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 3

 

Wednesday 23rd February 2022

This session is online.
 
This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Senior Imam and Legal Director shares his story providing an insight on how one can navigate their way successfully through both the legal profession and other roles in society.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: To learn more about finding the right balance between career progression and supporting ones community. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Law (SoL) as OSCOLA Referencing is only applicable to students in the SoL.

Details of the session: Why use OSCOLA? Well, because if you're a law student you pretty much have to. This session provides an introduction to the OSCOLA referencing system, one of the academic world's finest. We will look at how to create an in-text citation, how to create a footnote, how to create a bibliography and discuss when you need to include a citation and when you don't. Our examples will be from a range of legal literature: books, articles, case reports, legislation ... . Come along. You have nothing to lose but your ignorance. 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: 
They should attend the session because they need to use OSCOLA effectively. They will learn the basics of the OSCOLA system - and hopefully a bit more. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

 

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

 

Details of the session: This session will provide information on PhD studies in PSID. 
What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Provides advantages of doing PhD with PSID. Information and process, tips on writing an effective research proposal, gain admission for PhD. The session will be very important especially for those who are keen to develop their understanding, gain higher level of research skills.  

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: If you haven’t got a clear 60-second pitch, you could be missing out on opportunities for you or if you are looking to grow your business every day. Even in such uncertain times, you never know when the opportunity to support others may arise, so it is important to be able to explain you or your business quickly and simply.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The team will break the 60-second or ‘elevator’ pitch down into its component parts. You’ll come away with a clear understand around what to put in and leave out and how to structure for maximum impact. We’ll give you all the tools, tips, and hints for you to crack on with writing a pitch you’re confident in and proud of straight away. We’ll also share some great practical tips when pitching to an audience of 1 or 100.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Graduate recruiters are advertising their opportunities and they will be looking for you - but how can you find them? This session will show you how to explore graduate opportunities including looking at graduate programmes as well as immediate vacancies. We will cover job seeking strategies and provide advice on what recruiters are looking for, and how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Knowing how to search for graduate programmes, immediate vacancies and understanding the job market for graduates will save you time and frustration!

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: 


Effective Decision Making in Practice
It's so easy to know the theory behind a "good decision" but if you have ever fretted over a decision that isn't really a decision, or judged decision making ability on outcome rather than process, this session will provide exercises to explore decision making in practice, and offer ways of improving confidence in your choices.  There are 3 main ways of improving our decision making:
1. Understand statistics
2. Understand our cognitive biases so we can manage them
3. Set up an environment that is supportive of effective decision making
(This session will focus on 2 and 3 - although I will mention 1)
LO1. Recognise the differences between decision making and problem solving and the consequences of confusing the two.
LO2. Identify biases in ones' own decision making and explore ways of addressing those
LO3. Work through a series of exercises that can be used to improve decision making
LO4. Identify how the pandemic may have affected decision making, and work through practical tools to help you address that.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Audrey's sessions are very specifically focused on "soft skills" - the elements of learning which are not often formally taught but yet they are the elements that we will often come to rely on when hard skills change - or even fail us.  The practical tools in all of Audrey's sessions give students something to take away with them and use, over time, as a working document.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Do you want to:
1. Become a better speaker?
2. Communicate with confidence
3. Develop presentation skills
4. Refine effective listening skills?
5. Be awarded a certificate of completion after crafting a speech of your choice with the help of experienced Toastmasters?

Look no further than Toastmasters Speechcraft: An intensive 5 day programme designed to help you develop confidence and competence in public speaking, interpersonal communication, management and strategic leadership

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: It will help with writing skills(through crafting of speeches)
Support with presentation skills, effective communication and understanding communication and leadership styles which will help with employment skills and professional practise and etiquette

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 11

Prior Learning:  This is a 5-day programme (Monday to Thursday, 10am to 12pm) finishing with a graduation ceremony with 'Speech Craft Awards' presented on the Friday.  The Friday session will be 10am to 1pm.  Please note there will be preparation 'homework' to do during the week.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session: Holding Sage Line 50 Accounts Certificate will increase employability prospects as Sage 50 skills are often included in job adverts. The certificate provides a benchmarked standard that employers can trust in the use of computerised accounting. 
What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Sage 50 Accounts course will help you learn how to process a business’ finances using this globally renowned accounting software. This is essential, interactive training using the very latest version of Sage Accounts, designed for those who already have an understanding of manual bookkeeping processes. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 10

Prior Learning: Prior knowledge of manual double entry Bookkeeping, being familiar with the Financial Accounting concepts and conventions and preparation of the financial statements is recommended.

This session is two days. Please note, you must attend both days.

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Law.

Details of the session: This will be an interactive session which will provide a practical introduction to mediation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend an ‘Access to Mediation’ course at a later date and receive a certificate following successful completion of the course.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: At the end of the session students should have an idea of alternative dispute resolutions and in particular mediation and how this is applied in practice.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 3 hours

 

Thursday 24th February 2022

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management and School of Social Sciences - Sociology and Criminology Division.

Details of the session: Career diversification - exploring how not only making a difference but developing a career in the third sector can provide access and opportunities to wider Government policy input, influencing changing priorities and challenge everyday practice leading to greater quality outcomes.  It is also a platform in which to further develop your specific area of research and showcasing this leading to greater credibility in order to make your career portfolio work for you.
What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Students will learn the pathways to being a key influencer in their field through providing credible evidence and leadership - lead by doing.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Undergraduates in Psychology Division.

Details of the session: This session will provide an overview of the opportunities available to do a placement year with Born in Bradford (BiB) and the Centre for Applied Education Research (CAER). BiB is one of the world's largest birth cohort studies, which has followed the lives of over 13,000 Bradfordians. BiB enables researchers to explore inequalities in child health and development and develop interventions to improve outcomes for children in the city. BiB is entering a new and exciting phase (Age of Wonder) now that the cohort are starting secondary school. Age of Wonder will follow their lives (and those of many more teenagers across the city) as they embark on this new educational journey. CAER consists of a vibrant group of academics that research ways to remove barriers to childhood education. Projects vary greatly, but include physical activity, language development, working memory, motor skills, and data modelling. Come and hear about these great placement opportunities within both research institutions from our two brilliant 2021-22 placement students from the University of Bradford.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This session will provide information on placement year opportunities at Born in Bradford and the Centre for Applied Education Research. Information will be provided on how to apply, and you will hear all about the experiences of our current placement students from the University of Bradford.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management and School of Social Sciences (excluding Psychology). Please note that if you are a Psychology student, this session will not be relevant to you as your reference style is OSCOLA. If you are a Law student, your referencing style is APA, so this session also will not be relevant to you.

Details of the session: This session will cover how to do manual Harvard Referencing using the University's own Harvard (Brad) style.
What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Students will learn how to create citations and full references for books, journal articles and websites.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: 

  • The session will provide an introduction to Chatterbox - Omega's award-winning telephone befriending service and is designed to help potential volunteer befrienders understand how they can help someone who is socially isolated to reconnect with society.
  • The session will explain how the service works and how it delivers beneficial outcomes for clients.  The session will also describe the volunteer recruitment and induction process and explore the skills that befrienders develop and practice through their volunteering.
  • Omega’s Chatterbox befrienders are a diverse, committed, and inspiring group of people. Intergenerational interaction between clients and befrienders is a cornerstone to the service. The recent lockdowns saw an increase in the need for this service and an amazing response from the student community who have become successful befrienders. Anyone who wants to help a lonely person would benefit from this session.


What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This session will increase the attendees understanding of the effects of social isolation on someone’s physical and mental wellbeing.  We will look at appropriate skills and how befrienders can develop confidence in regularly talking to someone of a different generation.  We have befrienders who have used the skills they develop to support entry in to careers such as Public Health, Social Work and Health & Social Care.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Understanding who your customer is vital to ensuring your business operates as efficiently and profitably as possible, but with customer behaviour being so fluid – especially just now - remaining valuable to customers’ needs to be a regular focus.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Join the Team as we explore the different ways you can focus on the problem you solve for your customer, ensuring that what you’re investing precious time and resource into is going to keep them coming back, as you adapt with them. We’ll talk about the why’s, the where’s and the how’s of Customer Discovery so that you come away with a solid understanding of what your next steps and techniques will be to continue to serve your customers.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5 hours

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: I will talk about why and how I became an educational psychologist. This will be followed by a brief description of the career pathway towards becoming an educational psychologist, including, what practical experience and academic qualifications you need to apply for a post graduate doctorate course.  I will then share examples of pieces of work and include how psychology informed my decisions. Finally, I will try to answer any questions you may have. 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: You should attend if you are interested in pursuing a career in applying psychology in school settings but also extending that work to influence families and communities.  

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session:

The Pharmaceutical Industry and the NHS are major UK employers, offering a range of opportunities for graduates, many of which are suitable for non-scientists including roles in commercial areas.   This session will provide an introduction to the Pharmaceutical Industry with a focus on two of the largest market players:  AstraZeneca and Novartis and will discuss the types of opportunities available. We will also give an overview of the NHS and explore collaborative working opportunities between these major organisations.
 
Dr Mohammed Iqbal, Faculty Community Fellow, will lead the session sharing knowledge gained from his extensive experience with some of the largest global pharmaceutical companies. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director on a variety of NHS organisations. Dr Iqbal is a passionate ‘Bradfordian’ who is mindful of career flexibility and a good work-life balance.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Working in the NHS or for the Pharmaceutical Industry can be one of the most important and rewarding sectors in UK. They have numerous career opportunities for a range of candidates. Come and gain deeper insights into their structures and job opportunities which will lead to a greater chance of employability for you.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered:  1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Law.
 
Details of the session: The route to qualification as a solicitor is changing with the introduction of the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).  We understand that to make decisions about your future, you need to have all the facts to hand. You may be uncertain about how the changes affect you and/or need advice on your available options.  By attending this session, you will get answers to your questions and clear advice from leading legal educators on the key factors you need to consider when making your decision.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The session should assist students in making an informed decision on which route to take in relation to qualifying as a solicitor following the introduction of the SQE.
 
Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5
 
 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Do you want to:
1. Become a better speaker?
2. Communicate with confidence
3. Develop presentation skills
4. Refine effective listening skills?
5. Be awarded a certificate of completion after crafting a speech of your choice with the help of experienced Toastmasters?

Look no further than Toastmasters Speechcraft: An intensive 5 day programme designed to help you develop confidence and competence in public speaking, interpersonal communication, management and strategic leadership

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: It will help with writing skills(through crafting of speeches)
Support with presentation skills, effective communication and understanding communication and leadership styles which will help with employment skills and professional practise and etiquette

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 11

Prior Learning:  This is a 5-day programme (Monday to Thursday, 10am to 12pm) finishing with a graduation ceremony with 'Speech Craft Awards' presented on the Friday.  The Friday session will be 10am to 1pm.  Please note there will be preparation 'homework' to do during the week.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for:  Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session: This session is provided for those who already study the basics of auditing and are looking for improving their knowledge in the area of auditing by studying and timely topic which the extended audit reports. The session is divided into two hours, the first hour will be the theoretical part which cover the importance, advantages, and challenges of these type of reports. The second hour will focus on analysing current audit reports to see how audit firms implement these kind of reports.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Only Students who studied Auditing should attend this session
Learning Outcomes for Students: At the end of this session, students will be able to increase their auditing knowledge and understand the requirements and the implementation of the Extended Audit Reports; that can give them competitive advantage if they would like to continue their professional career in the area of auditing and accounting profession.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

Prior Learning: It is advised that students signing up to this session have studied an audit module to attend.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management, excluding students on the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics and MSc Logistics and Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management. Dr Takao Maruyama and Dr Kamran Mahroof advise that students on these MSc programmes will be taught this 2 day workshop in timetabled teaching and therefore will not benefit students on these degrees to attend. If you are on these degrees and wish further clarification, please contact Dr Takao and Dr Kamran direct.

Details of the session:  This workshop offers insights into business data analytics techniques in order to extract knowledge and provide meaning from data for better business intelligence. We use SAS, one of the world’s leading industry standard data analytics software as part of this workshop to train students. SAS are one of our strategic partners and are advocates for our students gaining experience with the software, which is used widely in the business world.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This interactive hands-on session will provide you with insight to a market leading commercial package which will be great exposure and experience for your CV.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 10

Prior Learning: This session is two days. Please note, you must attend both days.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Everybody needs to sell, and the skills learned on this programme serve people for life! Consistently rated as one of the most powerful sessions in Career Booster weeks this interactive and fun learning experience is like few others. You'll be competing to win a team game whilst learning about sales processes and competencies that distinguish the sales achievers from the also rans!  


What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Sales skills are transferable to many other walks of life, and they are taught in the day session using Quota's unique methodology involving board games, quizzes, and a competitive element. Participants will gain an understanding of sales processes and the skills that distinguish excellent salespeople from the average.
Ideal for anyone considering a career in the professions and a business development/sales environment but also equally applicable to those people wishing to gain an insight into what sales actually do so they can interact more effectively in later life e.g., marketers or accountants.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 6

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session: Svend will deliver a session based around his book 'Social Media Marketing'. This is chosen by Bookauthority as one of the best marketing/advertising books in the world, leads readers through the maze of communities, platforms, and social media tools so that they can better decide which tools to use, and how to use them most effectively.

For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as experienced professionals eager to improve their game, this comprehensive book is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real marketing world. This book will take you beyond the jargon to social media marketing mastery.

"Marketing communication is undergoing a digital revolution. The increasing popularity of blogging, podcasting, and social networks enables world customers to broadcast their views about a product or service to a potential audience of billions. Traditional advertising does not work as well as it has in the past".

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: You will learn about Social Media Marketing.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: The use of Artificial Intelligence in the recruitment and selection process continues to rise and has become more prominent during the pandemic. With the changing nature of the labour market continuing to change and with job roles expected to be vastly different in the next 10-15 years, this session will help you to ascertain how companies are using AI in the recruitment process and be prepared to understand the jobs of the future. This session will also include interactive activities and participant discussions. 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: By the end of the session students should feel confident to understand how AI is used as part of the recruitment and selection process and feel prepared to understand how job roles will evolve over the next 10-15 years. 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: A writing skills development workshop that will focus on critical writing. The session will provide guidance on how to build robust analytical and evaluative discussion points in order to present a coherent and clearly evidenced line of reasoning in your assignments.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Improved writing skills that are transferrable to all levels of academic writing.
Increased confidence in translating critical thinking into robust critical writing.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5 hours

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Peer Assisted Learning: Evidencing Leadership and other challenging capabilities for Employment.

The workshop delivered by Usman Ahmed (Peer Learning Advisor) will be a practical opportunity for students to assess their skills, explore aspects of leadership and identify how the PAL role helps students to evidence this key capability for employment. Students will also be tasked with developing a PAL session plan for other challenging capabilities such as; Creativity and Innovation, Business and Enterprise etc. Students will work in small groups and will be expected to feedback. As such, having your cameras on and mics working is essential.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The workshop will clearly articulate how students can evidence their leadership skills for employment. It shall also utilise capabilities that are difficult to evidence, by planning a PAL session. Thus, demonstrating the opportunity PAL presents for students to evidence sought after graduate skills, and experiences.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus. 

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Law.

Details of the session: The art of negotiation is a key skill needed by all lawyers. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn about the best negotiation techniques and have the opportunity to practice and develop your skills.


What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The art of negotiation is a key skill needed by all lawyers. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn about the best negotiation techniques and have the opportunity to practice and develop your skills.
 
Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5
 
 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management.

Details of the session:  Personal Branding is crucial in your professional career. It can help with:

  • Job applications
  • Creating demand for your business
  • Networking

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: You’ll leave this session with a clearer idea of what you want your personal brand to be, how to implement it and how to use this to apply for jobs that line up with your wants and values.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: How to optimise focus and creativity in an age of digital distraction.

As technology automates more routine work, the World Economic Forum has predicted that higher level cognitive skills will become increasingly important to career success. Digital habits also impact our capability to learn and study. Yet, we are often surrounded by a digitally distracted environment without putting in place the conditions to be able to focus. At work this results in working outside core hours to ‘get work done’, in study this makes it harder to learn. Join this talk to sharpen your focus in a digital age and:

- See how digital distraction impacts on your focus, creativity and strategic thought
- Learn the three different modes of work and how you can use these to increase focus and creativity
- Take the first steps to give you back more time in your day, learn more effectively and be more productive

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Join this talk to sharpen your focus in a digital age and:

- See how digital distraction impacts on your focus, creativity and strategic thought
- Improve higher level cognitive skills, which are more valued in the future of work
- Learn the three different modes of work and how you can use these to increase focus and creativity
- Take the first steps to give you back more time in your day, learn more effectively and be more productive 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

Friday 25th February 2022

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in School of Social Sciences.

Details of the session: This will be a demonstration of how to set up and use the automatic referencing tool, EndNote Web.
What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This will help students to organise their references and insert them into Word using a plugin rather than creating them manually.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Video and Telephone Interviews are increasing in popularity with employers and are now fast becoming the norm for employers to use in the initial part of the recruitment and selection process. In this session we will look at how you can practically improve your video interview techniques, as well as looking at the Do’s and Don’ts of Video and Telephone Interviews. We will also look at typical interview questions and how to answer these questions in a competent manner. A session that often creates lots of discussion, a fun interactive session not to be missed! 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes:  By the end of the session, you should feel confident to handle a video or telephone interview and feel confident to approach a range of typical interview questions.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Law.

Details of the session: 5 panellists share their journey on applying for training contracts/pupillage and where they are now in relation to that journey. This session should assist students in deciding which profession they would like to go into after graduation and what they would need to do to eventually qualify.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This session should assist students in deciding which profession they would like to go into after graduation and what they would need to do to eventually qualify.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Caring for wellbeing can be a challenge in a digital age. From doom scrolling to compulsive news checking, digital habits can influence anxiety, loneliness, and wellbeing. Discover simple changes to enhance your wellbeing in a digital age.

This session dives into the way in which we use our devices and how digital habits can take us away from the way we want to live our lives.

Discover the science behind digital habit change and how small changes to digital habits can have significant benefits within our home and work.

Using the Four Steps of Digital Habits Change, you’ll uncover the fundamentals of digital wellbeing and be able to make choices which will help you to thrive in a digital age.

Leave with tools to apply to your digital habits and create healthy digital habits for personal wellbeing and for sustainable healthy high performance at work.


What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The topics covered in this session include:
 
•    What is digital wellbeing and how what are the benefits of creating an intentional relationship with technology?
•    Uncover why it is hard to create a balance with digital technology and what strategies can create effective change.
•    Learn the Four Steps of digital habit change
•    Practical steps to create a healthier balance with digital technology 

 

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Do you want to:
1. Become a better speaker?
2. Communicate with confidence
3. Develop presentation skills
4. Refine effective listening skills?
5. Be awarded a certificate of completion after crafting a speech of your choice with the help of experienced Toastmasters?

Look no further than Toastmasters Speechcraft: An intensive 5 day programme designed to help you develop confidence and competence in public speaking, interpersonal communication, management and strategic leadership

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: It will help with writing skills(through crafting of speeches)
Support with presentation skills, effective communication and understanding communication and leadership styles which will help with employment skills and professional practise and etiquette

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 11

Prior Learning:  This is a 5-day programme (Monday to Thursday, 10am to 12pm) finishing with a graduation ceremony with 'Speech Craft Awards' presented on the Friday.  The Friday session will be 10am to 1pm.  Please note there will be preparation 'homework' to do during the week.

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the School of Management, excluding students on the MSc Applied Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics and MSc Logistics and Data Analytics and Supply Chain Management. Dr Takao Maruyama and Dr Kamran Mahroof advise that students on these MSc programmes will be taught this 2 day workshop in timetabled teaching and therefore will not benefit students on these degrees to attend. If you are on these degrees and wish further clarification, please contact Dr Takao and Dr Kamran direct.

Details of the session:  This workshop offers insights into business data analytics techniques in order to extract knowledge and provide meaning from data for better business intelligence. We use SAS, one of the world’s leading industry standard data analytics software as part of this workshop to train students. SAS are one of our strategic partners and are advocates for our students gaining experience with the software, which is used widely in the business world.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This interactive hands-on session will provide you with insight to a market leading commercial package which will be great exposure and experience for your CV.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 10

Prior Learning: This session is two days. Please note, you must attend both days.

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Are you looking for a placement, internship or graduate job and not sure where to start? Are you looking to attend events and find out the ways of engaging with employers? Then this session is for you! Handshake will be delivering the session focusing on how you can make the most of your Handshake account to search for fantastic opportunities, explore the options around you and help you make the next steps of boosting your profile to employers using the Handshake platform. A session not to be missed! 

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: By the end of this session students should feel confident to use their Handshake account to confidently search and apply for jobs, use the events pages to network with employers and enhance their profile using the Handshake platform.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

Prior Learning: Students ideally should have registered on Handshake before the session.

 

This session will be on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: The Union Black programme an exploration of Black British history and a celebration of Black cultures and their contribution to British life. It will be a journey to a little known or misunderstood for some; or an affirmation of a rightful place in the 21st century British society for others. The Course is designed to inform, inspire, challenge, and enable people from all backgrounds to take steps towards anti-racism.
This session aims to provide a taster; to introduce students to the course, create excitement and enthusiasm among them and to attract interest towards the programme. The session will also highlight the benefits that students stand to derive from participating in the programme, such and knowledge and understanding Black British cultures as well as the opportunity of being awarded one of 50 £500 scholarships upon successful completion.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Students will learn about Black British cultures and their contribution to British life. It will be a journey to a little known or misunderstood for some; or an affirmation of a rightful place in the 21st century British society for others. The Course is designed to inform, inspire, challenge, and enable people from all backgrounds to take steps towards anti-racism.

Undertaking the course will provide students with greater understanding of different cultural perspective, improve their cultural competencies and improve interpersonal relationships (especially with people from other ethnic backgrounds) during their studies as well as in the place of work. Certificates will be issues to those who successfully complete the programme as a proof.

This course will also boost students' CVs as employers are increasing looking for candidates who are culturally competent and can proof their awareness and understanding of a variety of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Issues in the world of work.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 1.5

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: How often do you have a Best Day Ever?  What does Best Day Ever look like, did you get money, win the lottery, get a high score on a project, meet someone new, hang out with friends, take a trip...  What if you could have your best day, every day?  This is about how to create and live your Best Day Ever today and every day forward.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: This talk will change their life and if they chose it will be part of their best day ever.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session will be online.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences.

Details of the session: Change starts with you.  Being clear on the person you want to be, for example, someone whose word can be trusted, someone who is kind, someone who is admired for their integrity – you fashion out a blueprint to guide your behaviour.  This session guides you to do just that. Rather than looking to “return to normal”, what can you learn or utilise from your current experiences to improve your chances of success when the climate is easier to navigate?  This session focuses on growth potential alongside learning to cope with current issues or concerns.

This workshop will provide opportunities for delegates to:

LO1 Explore a range of practice exercises to stress bust, and emotional regulate
LO2 Explore a range of practice exercises to set goals and work towards an "ideal"
LO3 Reflect on their own behaviours and learn from them in order to grow


What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: Audrey's sessions are very specifically focused on "soft skills" - the elements of learning which are not often formally taught but yet they are the elements that we will often come to rely on when hard skills change - or even fail us.  The practical tools in all of Audrey's sessions give students something to take away with them and use, over time, as a working document.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2

 

This session is online.

This workshop is recommended for:  Postgraduates and final year undergraduates in the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences. If you are a 1st or 2nd year undergraduate, you will cover this in your PoRM module.

Details of the session: Recruiters love online tests as they are an efficient way to differentiate between candidates, especially when recruiting graduates. Join Hermione to find out what to expect, how to prepare and gain experience of a range of various tests including aptitude, personality, situational judgement, and game-based assessments.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: You will get a chance to experience a range of typical tests and our hints, tips and resources will help you to improve your performance in future selection assessments.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 

 

This session is on campus.

This workshop is recommended for: Students in School of Law and School of Management.

Details of the session: The session should assist students in understanding the meaning of commercial awareness and commerciality for clients. Separately, students will also learn why digital transformation matters to lawyers and understand the use of AI/technology to improve service and profitability.

What you will take away from this session/learning outcomes: The session should assist students in gaining a better understanding of both commercial awareness and AI/IT in the context of working within the legal field.

Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) Hours offered: 2