These might seem like pretty simple questions, but it can be much easier (and less complicated) to develop knowledge of the world around us than it can be to take time getting to know ourselves. Everyone talks about university as a time for self-discovery, but even if you know the person you are, that’s already … Continue reading What are you good at? What energises you? What are your strengths?
Things to do this Christmas vac
The Christmas vacation can be an odd time of year with a mix of things competing for your attention during the holiday season. Taking some time out and actually getting to relax, socialise and chill is a must after a busy Autumn Term. The benefit of recharging your batteries and having some downtime is essential … Continue reading Things to do this Christmas vac
3 ways to develop the skills that employers want
Employers who recruit students and graduates want more than a good academic record and degree class. They also want employability skills (eg IT, teamwork and communication skills), plus strengths and qualities (such as resilience and self-motivation). So, how can you develop these while you’re at university? Read on to find out. 1. Work experience Whether … Continue reading 3 ways to develop the skills that employers want
My experience of a York Strengths development day
Hear from Rosie Evans, Langwith College Tutor, about her experience of taking part in a York Strengths development day When I first came to university, I had my heart set on being a translator. I loved languages, and therefore translation seemed the most obvious route. However, York Strengths helped me to see that this was … Continue reading My experience of a York Strengths development day
Strengths – what are they and why do they matter?
At the moment, we're busily preparing for York Strengths development days. This is a programme you're invited to take part in during your first year to help you discover what your personal strengths are. We talk a lot about strengths, but below Lauren Salter, a Graduate and Early Talent Manager from Reed, explains why understanding … Continue reading Strengths – what are they and why do they matter?
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