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Get Ahead

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Get Ahead is a three-week block of learning where you will get the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of activities to 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 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 and Social Care
    • Law, Policing and Forensics
    • Life Sciences and Education
    • Staffordshire Business School
    • 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 will ensure that you get the opportunity to further develop your knowledge, learn new skills, gain new experiences and ultimately ensure that you are ready for whatever life after COVID-19 brings  - whether that is the next stage of your studies or embarking on a new career.