July 12, 2006

WSC Awards Ceremony Photos

Writing about web page http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/skills/gallery/warwick_skills_certificate_awards_ceremony_2006/

Students who attended the 2006 Warwick Skills Certificate Awards Ceremony and who collected a certificate can now view their photos in the gallery

May 10, 2006

New WSC modules available for the Summer Term!

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/cll/skills/undergraduate/wsc/moduleinfo/coursemap/

Three new modules available on the Warwick Skills Certificate for this term – registration is now open!

CM5c - Understanding Your Personality Type with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

The Myers–Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI) offers insights into your personality and preferences. Based on Jungian theory of personality type, it helps individuals explore how they prefer to interact with the world, take in information and make decisions. The workshop is offered by careers advisers who are also trained MBTI practitioners. Knowledge of MBTI can help you with decision making, project work, team work and much more.

The module is open to all students and will be useful for anyone who is looking for an insight into their own personality and that of others.

CM5d - Managing the Transition into Employment

This module aims to advise and guide students through the transition from academic life to graduate employment. It will help you identify the skills you have to offer and to develop further the skills that employers seek. You will also gain essential information from the employers’ point of view – including how they select the top gradates.

Although aimed at finalists, this module would also be useful for students seeking to benefit from their summer work experience.

FC2d - Work Experience module

Now you can gain accreditation for your summer vacation work experience!

Discover how to find a suitable placement, and how to set objectives to gain the most from it. Carry out your placement – and the discover how to evaluate the skills you have developed and how to articulate these skills to future employers.

April 07, 2006

Summer Term Undergraduate Drop–ins

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/cll/skills/undergraduate/dropin/

Want to get the most out of your revision?

Need help in the skills of planning and writing that big essay?

Want to know how to extract the important information from a book fast?

We are running a series of drop-ins in the Learning Grid this term to help!

  • Every week between weeks 2 and 7
  • You do not have to register – just turn up!
  • Visit here for more information

April 03, 2006

Warwick Skills Certificate Summer Term Courses – Registration Open!

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/cll/skills/undergraduate/wsc/moduleinfo/register/

You can now sign up to modules on the Warwick Skills Certificate for the Summer Term!

Follow the link above to go to the registration page, or for more information on the courses that will be running, click on the course names below.

March 31, 2006

Exams and Revision – Summer Term 2006

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/newsandevents/intnews2/NE1000000162158/

Exams next term? If you are interested in

  • revision and exam skills;
  • managing exam anxiety; or,
  • stress managment.

… you should take a look at:

Groups for Students - Summer Term 2006

Find more information here

Take a look at the website, or contact Ruth Leigh or Marie Proctor:

  • Tel: 024 7652 3761 (Internal: 23761)
  • Email: Marie.Proctor@warwick.ac.uk

Alternatively, call at the Secretary's desk, University Senior Tutor and Counselling Service, Ground Floor, University House.

February 20, 2006

FC3C–2 Short Story Writing for ESL Speakers

Writing about web page http://go.warwick.ac.uk/wsc/moduleinfo/freechoice/fc3/fc3c-2/

If you would like to take part in this course, please sign up online as soon as possible

This 10-hour course has been designed for the following target audience:

  • Learners for whom English is a Second or Foreign Language and who want to learn or develop short story writing skills
  • Teachers of English as a Second or Foreign Language who teach or wish to teach short story writing to ESL students in their respective environments

The most significant value of creative writing is the exploration into self which it provides. When we articulate our feelings or ideas about a certain matter on paper, we tend to discipline our minds into orderly thinking about that subject. That is why college and university teachers so frequently assign term papers and other writing projects which call for the discipline of organized thought process. This course, therefore, is intended to help participants approach their written work creatively, methodically and confidently. It is also meant for those who just wish to attend to their long-ignored short story writing itches.

The purpose of this course is NOT to help learners develop grammatical excellence, but content.

All course participants will be expected to participate actively!

For more information and to sign up, visit: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/wsc/moduleinfo/freechoice/fc3/fc3c-2/

Final Courses of the Term

Writing about web page http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pgskills

If you would like to attend, please register online.

Sp4a - Web publishing

How to do web publishing at the University of Warwick. This includes a tour of Blogs and e-Portfolios as well as tips for writing for the web. By the end of the session you will have planned a strategy for, and know how to start, web publishing using Warwick tools. run by staff bloggers Rob O'Toole (eLab) and Casey Leaver (Communications Office)

Sp7a - Time management and _Teamwork

The ability to meet deadlines and work succesfully as part of a team are considered by employers to be essential skills. This is an interactive workshop where you will have the opportunity to participate in group activities and group discussions which allow you to identify and develop the skills necessary for effective teamwork. The benefits which you can gain from team working will be explored and advice given on good time management in relation to teamwork. run by Dr. Ruth Ayres, Centre for Academic Practice

Sp7b - Future Focus

Everything you need to know about taking the big step from a PhD to the world of work. This session will cover career planning, job search, making applications and interview skills run by Dr. Jenny O'Leary, Careers Service

February 08, 2006

Guardian: Employers predict more graduate vacancies

Writing about web page http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,,1703623,00.html

A report in the Guardian yesterday stated:

Graduate employment vacancies are expected to rise for the third consecutive year, but recruiters fear applicants will not have the right social skills to do the job, according to research published today.


More than half of the 222 companies who took part in the biannual AGR graduate recruitment survey, said they were not confident they would be able to fill all their vacancies because university leavers lacked the necessary teamwork, leadership and communication skills.

The Guardian, 7th February, 2006

If you want to increase your chance of getting a graduate job, there are still places left on free skills courses this term, for both Undergraduates and Postgraduates.

Visit: go.warwick.ac.uk/wsc for Skills Certificate Modules


go.warwick.ac.uk/pgskills for Graduate School Skills courses

February 06, 2006

Communication Skills Courses

Writing about web page http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pgskills

These postgraduate courses have recently been opened for registration:

  • Sp6a – Communication Skills

Essential skills! This session will include an introduction to oral communication skills, including making presentations. This is for you if you lack experience in expressing your ideas in an academic setting, or if you feel shy or nervous when asked to do so. This session will be practical, friendly and confidence building.

  • Sp6b – Communication Skills 2

This is a lively and very useful day for anybody wanting to improve and develop their communication skills.

Conferences, presentations, working in groups, chairing sessions, rappoteur role etc. This session is to examine and practice the professional skills of oral communication in the public domain; and to help you shine at conferences!

January 30, 2006

This week's PG courses…

Writing about web page http://go.warwick.ac.uk/pgskills

The Postgrad courses open for registration this week are:

  • Sp5a End of Year Reporting
  • Sp4b – Voice Training and Debating Skills
  • Sp5b Writing 3: Conferences

If you're interested, visit go.warwick.ac.uk/pgskills

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