Skills Sessions 

At the Students’ Union, we are here to empower you and provide you with the skills you need for your personal and professional development.

We arrange bespoke skills sessions run by professional trainers, designed to help you gain new skills and enhance your existing skills. Are you a club or society officer, a student representative or community volunteer? Our skills sessions are designed to enable you to excel in your roles and reflect on your abilities as well as supporting you to develop the key skills needed by graduates entering employment.

In light of the circumstances in the UK and around the world, we recognise that for students this year looks and feels very different. We know the important role that student leaders play in keeping communities connected and the challenges that the current situation brings - that is why we have reconfigured our Skills programme this year.

Working with Up Skill 4 Life we have develop our new skills development programme -  Navigating The New Normal . The programme is designed to support student leaders to successfully navigate the current situation by focusing on three key areas - Leading, Resilience, and  Running Successful Events.

These workshops will be delivered by Jonathan Day, Founder and Learning & Development Consultant at Up Skill 4 Life ( Established in 2009, Up Skill 4 Life specialises in skills based training with a particular focus on leadership, management & graduate development. Jonathan has been fortunate enough to partner with an incredibly diverse client base; across the business, not-for-profit and university sectors. This places Jonathan in the unique position of both developing and learning from, many different teams, leaders and cultures. Jonathan’s philosophy towards training workshop design & delivery is simple – it should always be agile to a group’s needs, interactive and Never Use Slides.

You can choose if you would like to attend just one, two or all three of theses interactive sessions which will be repeated throughout the term - they are all delivered via ZOOM  so you access them wherever you are.

Upcoming events

Successful events
This bespoke online workshop is designed by Up Skill 4 Life to enhance your ability to plan and run successful events.In this session we will cover:
Public speaking
This bespoke online workshop is designed by Up Skill 4 Life to enhance your public speaking skills.In this session we will cover:
Driving change
This bespoke online workshop is designed by Up Skill 4 Life to develop your skills in driving positive change, including taking action, running successful campaigns and increasing engagement.In this session we will cover: