Skills week to enhance students’ career prospects

Hundreds of students at the University of Wolverhampton will be involved in enhancing their professional skills this week as part of its largest ever development week.

Sport and Education students based at the University’s Walsall Campus are taking part in the week long Career Development Week.

It will include a careers fair and sessions on subjects as diverse as first aid, sports coaching sessions, lifeguard training and British Sign Language. Students will also be able to learn how to help identify issues such as domestic abuse and mental health problems and attend professional skills sessions on interview skills and CV building.

During the week the University will be working with 30 external organisations such as StreetGames, the YMCA, England Basketball, the FA, RFU and Acorns.

In total there will be more than 100 courses and workshops taking place which students can attend to gain additional qualifications and enhance their CVs.

Dr Richard Medcalf, Head of Student Experience, Progression, Attainment and Employability
in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, said: “Students have been encouraged to take their opportunity by investing in themselves and their professional development.

“We will have more than 100 courses and workshops for them to choose from. The week is delivered in partnership external organisations which provide accreditation for the activities which are undertaken, meaning that students will be gaining valuable experiences that will enhance their employability when they graduate.

“This is the second time that we have run a week such as this, and it serves to support the excellent employability of our students. Our latest data shows that 99% of students in Sport and 98% of students from Education were employed or in further training six months after graduation.”

The week runs from January 26 to 29.

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For more information please contact James Allen in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003.

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