Skills

There are skills which individual students possess and develop throughout their academic learning, personal and social activity which can be transferred into many other contexts including the workplace.

The list of skills that we aim to identify and develop are listed below:

Skill Definition
Planning & Organisation Being organised and methodical. Able to plan work to meet deadlines and targets. Monitoring progress of work to ensure you are on track to meeting a deadline.
Teamwork Working well with other people from different disciplines, backgrounds, and expertise to accomplish a task or goal.
Communication & Presentation The ability to explain what you mean in a clear and concise way through written and spoken means. To listen and relate to other people, and to act upon key information / instructions.
Research Looking to get answers to certain problems by seeking advice, through gathering information from different sources enabling them to carry out their work correctly.
Risk Taking Being confident enough to take calculated risks which may give you or your team the competitive edge. Not being afraid to experiment and see how things work out.
Problem Solving Having a full understanding of the work at hand and making sound suggestions in order to overcome any potential problems or issues.
Creativity & Thinking Having unique ideas and ways of thinking which stand out from the crowd. Producing exceptional work or having the competitive edge.
Decision Making The ability to steer a group in the right direction. The ability to make decisions which will have a positive impact. Take action.

I am glad that I took the advice and support that was offered, this gave me the confidence to succeed in my exams.

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