Workplace Skills

A new addition to the Graduate Award for this year is the Workplace Skills activity. There are 4 different workshops, each with a different topic to help your personal development and to prepare you for the rest of your year with us and your future career. 

Three of the 4 sessions are coordinated by our new Postgraduate Advising Team. The Graduate Numeracy workshop is coordinated by our colleagues in LEADS.  

To use this as part of your Graduate Award, you need to complete 2 of the 4 workshops.

  • Graduate Numeracy
  • Look After Your Mate
  • Organise your Life
  • Resilience

 If the dates for any of the workshops are not suitable for you, please email the Graduate Award Team and we will look at further dates. 

Graduate Numeracy Workshop

Do you need advice and practice in preparing for employer numeracy tests?

This course is designed to help you with exactly that. Many employers use numeracy tests in interviews even when the job itself may not require you to work with numbers. Be aware these tests sometimes don't allow you to use calculators. 

We will cover the basic numeracy skills required to succeed in employers’ numeracy tests and to be able to work effectively with simple data sets and charts. In the first workshop we will focus on working efficiently with percentages and in the second we will focus on currency conversions. In both sessions there will also be the opportunity to try out some questions from numeracy tests and seek advice where required.

The online course will take you through practice tests both timed and untimed to give you practice. 

For this workshop you will be required to attend 2 x 1-hour workshops and then complete an online course to test the knowledge that you have learned in class. Dates for the 2nd workshop will be released once you have attended the first session. 

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Look After Your Mate

Look After Your Mate is training to help students support their friends or classmates at university who may be struggling with their emotional wellbeing.

Life can be challenging at times for students and it is important for an individual to reach out to their friends at times of need. The session gives you the skills, knowledge and confidence to support friends and classmates, while also looking after their own emotional wellbeing.

These skills are also transferable to a work context as they can help you to work as part of a team and supervise colleagues who may be may be experiencing difficulties.

Aims:
• Increase knowledge and understanding of what emotional wellbeing is, the difficulties faced and
the support available.
• Increase the skills and confidence required to support a friend who is experiencing
difficulties.
• Increasing knowledge of your own wellbeing and how to look after yourself.

For this workshop you will be required to attend the training session and then complete the reflection form which will be sent to you.

You can register for a session below. If the times of the sessions are not suitable for you, please email the Graduate Award team and we will look at organising further sessions.

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Organise Your Life

Are you ready to take control of your life? The Organise Your Life workshop has been created to help students master the core essential skills needed to progress in all aspects of their life.

The Adam Smith Business School’s Postgraduate Student Advising team will be delivering an Organise Your Life workshop for students who want to take their organisation, time-management and productivity skills to the next level.

In a world which is always changing and fast-paced, it can sometimes be difficult to keep on top of things. For this reason, organising ourselves, using our time effectively, and working productively toward our goals is important.

In this workshop, we will explore important ideas and skills such as understanding success, using apps for productivity, growth mindset, how to really plan, life goal-setting, effective prioritising, emotional intelligence and more.

For this workshop you must attend the 2 hour workshop and then complete the reflection form.

You can register for a session below. If the times of the sessions are not suitable for you, please email the Graduate Award team and we will look at organising further sessions. 

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Resilience Workshop

HOW STRONG ARE YOUR RESILIENCE SKILLS?

Resilience is a concept which has been at the centre of discussion over the past decade. In fact, it has become so popular that as part of the recruitment process, employers such as Morgan Stanley, PwC, Amazon, KPMG, and JPMorgan now require potential candidates to have developed resiliency skills.

Organisations have recognised that the benefits of having a workforce who are resilient is far reaching both for the company and the individual.

More than ever before, individuals are faced with challenges and adversity- both in their professional and personal lives, and this 2 hour workshop will teach you skills to increase your emotional and mental resilience.

People have varying degrees of resilience and we will look at the characteristics and traits which highly resilient people demonstrate and how to adopt these in your university life.

This session will include an insight on topics such as:

  • What it means to be resilient, and its relevance to your success at University and beyond
  • Can we “measure” resilience? - identifying where you personally sit on the "resilience scale"
  • How to increase your mental focus and overcome adversity allowing you to perform to your potential

For this workshop you must attend the 2 hour workshop and then complete the reflection form.

You can register for a session below. If the times of the sessions are not suitable for you, please email the Graduate Award team and we will look at organising further sessions. 

 

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