Annika Nisbett - Interpreting (BSL/English)

What made you decide to do the Employability Award?

I decided to do the employability award to help me decide what I wanted to do with my degree and help me realise what skills I have that I can use in a job later.

How easy was it to get started?

It was really easy to get started on the award. I just went along to the “Getting Started” workshop, which I saw in leaflets around uni and on the website.

What did you enjoy most about the award?

The most enjoyable part was finally feeling like I had a plan.

What was the most useful thing you did or learnt?

The most useful thing I learnt is that volunteering, getting work experience and learning new skills goes hand in hand with my degree. It’s not enough to just get good grades, you need the practical side as well and the award helps you get that. The most tasks I completed on the award were updating my CV, writing the work study and creating an action plan because they all helped me focus and I found out I had more skills that I realised!

How has the award helped you will your career planning and development?

It has helped me to with my career planning because I actually volunteered in a school and it changed my mind about what I wanted to do. Now I'm considering working with children, which I wouldn't have thought of if I hadn't done the research for the award.

What advice would you give to others considering the award?

I would recommend the employability award because its helps you identify skills you need for work in the future, helps you create a plan of action and you get to volunteer and hopefully find something you really enjoy, which can lead to a great job when you leave university :)