Welcome to the 2013 Skills Academy!

This is a series of seminars designed to help you to make the most of your skills and experience in an increasingly competitive graduate labour market. These events are very popular, so we recommend booking your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

You can choose any or all of the seminars below:

Alternative Job Hunting
Tuesday 28th May – 10am to 12pm – M207 Marylebone
Tips and advice on researching job opportunities.

Communication Skills
Tuesday 28th May – 2pm to 4pm – M207 Marylebone
An Assessment Centre style workshop led by Rob O’Hare of CAPITA.

CIMA Assessment Centre Group Session
Wednesday 29th May – 10am to 12pm – Regent   Street RS152 (Cayley Room)
This session is a perfect example of a task undertaken at an assessment centre.

Commercial Awareness
Wednesday 29th May – 2pm to 4pm – Regent Street RS152 (Cayley Room)
Tips on how to develop and improve your commercial awareness.

Networking Skills
Thursday 30th May – 10am to 12pm – Pavilion, 1st floor, 115 New Cavendish St
This interactive session will help you to develop basic networking skills.

Leadership Skills
Thursday 30th May – 12.30pm to 3.30pm – M204 Marylebone
The 3-hour DFL Introduction will provide you with a lifelong process for effectiveness.

Communication & Body Language
Friday 31st May – 10am to 12pm – M207 Marylebone
Come along to our Body Language workshop for tips on successful communication in a stressful situation.

What does your personality reveal about you?
Friday 31st May – 2pm to 4pm – M207 Marylebone
Discover your unique personality type and how this affects the way you work.

Mindfulness
Monday 3rd June – 10am to 1pm – Regent Street RS152 (Cayley Room)
This event is aimed at equipping each participant with their own sustainable Mindfulness development programme.

Public Speaking for Impact and Results
Monday 3rd June – 2pm to 4pm – Regent Street RS152 (Cayley Room)
This SpeakersTrust interactive workshop will give you tips and techniques for speaking with confidence.

Employability for Mature Students
Tuesday 4th June – 10am to 12pm – Pavilion, 1st floor, 115 New Cavendish St
Find out how you can compete effectively as a mature student in a challenging graduate recruitment market.

CVs for the Creative Industries
Tuesday 4th June – 2pm to 4pm – A7.03 Harrow
Learn how to produce a CV for the Creative Sector that is well written and has all the relevant skills and experience.

Job Hunting with Social Media
Wednesday 5th June – 10am to 12pm – M207 Marylebone
How to use your social media and online networking skills to secure your dream job. Delivered by Aimee Bateman.

Effective CVs, Covering Letters and Applications
Wednesday 5th June – 2pm to 4pm – M207 Marylebone
This seminar will cover the steps needed in order to put together a targeted and effective CV or application form.

Finding the Hidden Jobs
Thursday 6th June – 10am to 12pm – Regent   Street RS152 (Cayley Room)
How to access the ‘hidden’ sources of vacancies. Come along and re-assess your strategy for finding work.

Writing Skills for Work
Thursday 6th June – 2pm to 4pm – Regent Street RS152 (Cayley Room)
This workshop will focus on academic writing skills for employment, technical aspects of writing, accuracy and critical analysis.

Successful Interview Techniques
Friday 7th June – 10am to 12pm – C2.14, 115 New Cavendish St
This seminar will cover the preparation, skills and techniques needed for achieving success in job interviews.

Job Hunting for the Creative Industries
Friday 7th June – 2pm to 4pm – A7.03 Harrow
A proactive approach to finding a job in the Creative Industries using your dedication and drive.

Booking Information
If you wish to attend any of the above seminars run in the Skills Academy, booking information can be found on our Vacancies and Events Booking system at: www.westminster.ac.uk/careersvacancies

For further questions or if you have any difficulties accessing the online information please email: careers@westminster.ac.uk or call 020 7911 5184

All sessions will start promptly, so please ensure that you arrive ten minutes early to avoid disruption. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for the Skills Academy on receipt of the final evaluation after the events.

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