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There are plenty of things you can do to help develop your skills and be prepared during the year.

1. Complete the PSC or a PSC+

The Professional Skills Curriculum is a great way to gain breadth (PSC Award) or depth (PSC+ Award) in professional skills, and earn an award that is listed on your degree transcript. Our bank of online PSC workshops and PSC recordings this year means that you can complete a PSC or PSC+ over the holidays on your own schedule. You can complete a PSC award via the Moodle page where you’ll find the online workshops and bank of recordings. PSC+ options are IT Skills, Communication, and Consultancy, with several more lined up during semester two.

2. Brush up on your study skills with our online resources

Whether you want to revisit time management, how to cite and reference, ideas for structuring essays, or hone your presentation skills (and much more besides) you can find out how via CEED’s online study skills resource hub.

3. Log your activities on the graduate attributes platform to reveal your skills profile and increase your employability.

Reflecting on your activities inside and outside of the classroom this semester will allow you to build up your personal skills profile which will enhance your employability and benefit you whenever you need to apply for an internship or job. Take some time to familiarise yourself with our graduate attributes and how the graduate attribute platform works and log everything you’ve done – assignments you’ve completed; tutorials you’ve contributed to; lab work you’ve completed; student roles you’ve taken on; sports, society and hall activities you’ve been part of; volunteering you’ve done, and more. It all counts towards developing your graduate skill set that sets you apart.

4. Dip into CEED’s recommended reading list

CEED has partnered with our friends in the Library to recommend a number of books you can digest to help with your academic and professional skill development.

5. Develop your IT skills with Microsoft Imagine Academy

Take some time to explore the wealth of resources open to students through the Microsoft Imagine Academy. Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access are all covered. It could even be the catalyst for you working towards a Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate!