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Get Ahead

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2022 Get Ahead is open now for students to enjoy new experiences and develop new skills in personal effectiveness, employability subject specific disciplines, wellbeing and civic engagement.

This four-week block of learning will give you the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of activities and enable you to develop new skills and encounter new experiences. The activities will be a mixture of sessions specific to your subject area as well as sessions where you can take part in activities outside your field of expertise.  It has been well documented that graduates seeking employment now and in the future are likely to have more than one career in their lifetime, and graduates will be more employable if they have a wider variety of skills to offer employers, in addition to their subject of expertise.  We want to ensure that you all have the opportunity to develop a broader set of skills during your time studying with us and Get Ahead is designed to do just that.

The Get Ahead programme is designed and co-ordinated by your:

  • Course Leaders and Lecturers from the following Schools:
    • Digital, Technologies and Arts
    • Health, Science and Wellbeing
    • Justice, Security and Sustainability
    • Institute of Education
    • Staffordshire University London
  • Careers & Employability Team
  • Digital Services Team
  • Technical Services Team
  • Sports Centre
  • Student and Academic Services Team
  • Students Union

The schedule of activities for Get Ahead 2022 is being updated daily.