Where: Online via Zoom
When: 31st January 2024, 10:00-12:15
How to register: https://forms.office.com/e/sg6YjAN7QS
Run by Dr Sabina Strachan (how2glu), this graphically facilitated workshop will help you understand the relationship between ‘soft’ skills, attitudes, behaviours and ‘hard skills’, what skills and behaviours are sought after by employers, clients or funders and how to build these into your PhD experience and evidence them. We will also look at skills relevant to academic and non-academic career paths and understand commonalities and differences.
You’ll work through glucard™ activities, share experiences and identify your own strengths and employability skills. We’ll identify challenges that might affect your transition from PG research and discuss strategies and actions to overcome them.
We’ll look at different kinds of opportunities that would enable you to develop desirable skills, how to access those opportunities, and how to evidence your skills and strengths to potential employers, etc. We’ll also work through specific steps that will allow you to practise one of these strategies as individuals and in small groups, looking at the ‘managing expectations’ skill using a glucard™ tool.
Sabina will illustrate concepts, demonstrate tools by sharing live visualisations and respond to your particular experiences, questions and objectives.
This event is only open to Grand Union DTP Scholars at Brunel University, the Open University, and Oxford University. Please register your interest via the booking form by 24th January 2024, using your University email address and we will then inform those who have been allocated a place on the programme.
There are limited spaces available for these sessions and the DTP is paying for external trainers to facilitate, so please only register your interest if you are certain you would attend if offered a place.