UU students and grads encouraged to upskill with Future Skills Week

  • Ulster University is hosting a 'Future Skills Week' with upskilling activities for its students and graduates, to be delivered by a range of high-profile speakers from 24 - 28 May 2021.

    Industry experts involved in the programme include The Mind Tribe UK, Enterprise Causeway and local tech firm, Big Motive. 

    The events are intended to support students and graduates who are transitioning into the workplace at a time of transformational change across all sectors and job roles, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

    Angela Scanlon, Director of Employability at Ulster University said, “Future Skills Week will provide an invaluable programme of support to students and graduates, including inspirational advice, digital skills boosters, job search support, career coaching, enterprise development and personal confidence."

    The week-long programme will also provide access to information, advice and support for finding internship, placement and graduate opportunities, as well as help with honing in on interview skills for such opportunities.

    Camilla Long is the co-founder of Bespoke Communications, which will be offering students and graduates the opportunity to upskill on professional presentation skills during 'Future Skills Week'.

    She emphasised the importance of not missing out: “Competition for opportunities will remain high over the coming years and this programme of support will help significantly in preparing students and graduates to confidently engage and compete for careers they have already started to invest in."

    Ulster University students and graduates can design their own week-long programme of support by registering for events at www.ulster.ac.uk/skillsweek.

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