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Global Skills Award Programme


A unique programme designed to enhance global awareness and improve your employability in a competitive job market.

Studying for a taught Master’s Degree will improve your detailed knowledge of your academic subject and may improve your employment prospects, but at Kent we can provide you with the opportunity to take your career one step further with our Global Skills Award Programme.

The Global Skills Award Programme is designed to broaden your understanding of global issues and current affairs as well as to develop personal skills which will enhance your employability.  The six-month programme runs from November to April and all students registered for a taught Master’s Degree are eligible to apply for a (free!) place.  The Programme will give you the opportunity to broaden your experience,  gain important skills whilst you are studying, and to meet and network with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. 

Once accepted for the programme you will take part in a personal assessment which will help you reflect on your past experience and future development. A lecture series will allow you to participate in discussion on issues of global importance. A series of skills training workshops will offer you the chance to develop your career opportunities as well as acquire the skills you need to succeed in the work place, such as team working, networking and leadership. Upcoming workshops can be viewed on the Graduate School Events Calendar and workshops are booked via the online booking system.

Recipients of the award have said...


The below video clips are from a previous award ceremony and show two student presentations describing their experience of undertaking the GSA programme.

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Last Updated: 30/10/2018