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Global Skills Award



The Graduate School administers the unique Global Skills Award for taught postgraduates. Postgraduate students registered on taught programmes of study are invited to apply for a place on our programme which comprises of a range of lectures on global issues and a series of skills workshops which have been specifically designed to improve your employability in a competitive job market.


The programme runs from October to April; it is free of charge and those who successfully complete it will receive a Global Skills Award Certificate.

What will I need to do to successfully complete the programme?

All postgraduate taught students who complete the award will:
      • Complete an online career development and skills assessment at the beginning of the programme
      • Attend a minimum of three GSA workshops. The on-line booking system will provide full details of the training workshops which are on offer.
      • Attend a minimum of three lectures on global issues which will take place between 6pm and 7:30pm throughout November to March. Details of the lecture programme will be available through the on-line booking system
      • Complete a final GSA Evaluation
      • Comply with the Terms of Engagement, which will be outlined at the introductory lecture

      Award levels

      The table below shows the number of lectures and workshops you need to attend in order to gain a specific level of award.


      Award level



      The on-line booking system will provide full details of the workshops which are on offer. You can also use the booking system or view our events calendar to see when workshops are taking place

      IMPORTANT: Students' priority should be their Master's programme, and their Global Skills Award should be organised around their Master's work commitments.  Under no circumstances should students miss scheduled seminars to attend GSA workshops.


        Career management Team working
        CVs Leadership: rising to the challenge
        Interview skills Networking
        Covering letter Presentation skills
        1:1 CV review Motivating myself-motivating others
        Mock Assessment Centre Negotiation skills
        Using LinkedIn Cross cultural communication
        Application forms Writing Skills
        Commercial awareness Time management
          IT skills


        How can I apply?

        Enroling onto the GSA 2018-19 is available from 19th September 2018. We will contact all eligible students to inform them when enrolement has begun.

        If you have registered with the online booking system before 19th September, you will be able to change your account and enrol onto the GSA after the 19th.

        For more information browse our booklet.

        If you have problems with the site or if you can't find what you're looking for, please contact or phone on 01227 824896.

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Last Updated: 26/11/2018