Global Skills Award

Global Skills Award


The best part of the GSA is that you can freely explore and immerse yourself in global issues out of interest and curiosity, without having to be examined on your knowledge!

What is the Global Skills Award and what do I need to do?

The Global Skills Award (GSA) is for Postgraduate Taught students and is designed to enhance global awareness and improve employability through a programme of workshops and Postgraduate Talks.

Any PGT student can engage with the GSA by attending as many workshops and PG Talks as they wish.

There is the option to achieve an Award and to be invited to an awards ceremony. In order to achieve an Award there is a minimum requirement of workshops and PG Talks that must be attended.

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Examples of previous workshops

  • Using LinkedIn
  • CVs and cover letters
  • Interview skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Leadership sessions
  • Negotiation skills
  • Time and stress management
  • Writing skills 
  • Researching and managing a dissertation

Examples of previous PG Talks

  • What does the future of legal gender regulation look like?
  • Racism in the UK: panel discussion
  • Remote working in the age of COVID-19: New Cyber Security and Privacy Risks
  • Climate change
  • Exploring Global Cultures
  • Walking, Talking, Solidarity: Calling for an End to Indefinite Detention

How to apply

You can enrol onto the GSA from welcome week, using the online booking system. To register you will need to know your Kent email address and your Kent password.

Once registered with the booking system you should navigate to 'Pathways' and enrol onto the pathway named 'Global Skills Award'.

We will contact all eligible students to inform you when enrolment has opened.