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Opportunities offered by the Students’ Union where you can gain Work Ready skills:

 

  • Advice Centre Student Advisor
  • Candidate in Students’ Union Elections
  • Community Rep
  • Community Volunteering opportunities - find out more at: http://lincolnsu.com/volunteering/opportunities
  • Involvement in a Sports Team/Society
  • Rep (Course, School, College Officer)
  • Society/Sports Committee Member
  • Students’ Union Helper
  • Students’ Union Trustee
  • Training Courses/Workshops   
  • Volunteer Officer
  • Work Experience within the Students’ Union

*For further information see bottom of page.

 

From the University's Careers and Employability Service:

 

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Don’t forget to access the C&E Team to explore how you can use your Work Ready skills to enhance your chances of career success.

 

 

*Work Ready Skills Gained

Advice Centre Student Advisor

From being a Student Advisor you will receive mandatory training for your voluntary role that will allow you to gain the most from it. In addition to this, Work Ready has been incorporated within your training. The student advisor role and elements of your training will allow you to gain or develop Work Ready Skills such as, Problem Solving, Customer Service and Interpersonal Skills.     

Candidate in Students’ Union Elections

By running in the SU elections you will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills that make you Work Ready – these include Communication, Using your Initiative, Team Working, and Time Management. Regardless of the election outcome the Students’ Union will offer you the opportunity to attend workshops and masterclasses that help you identify how developing these skills will benefit you and your future employability.

Community Rep

Your role as a volunteer Community Rep will enable you to develop many Work Ready skills which you will be able to use when applying for jobs. Your mandatory training will be the starting point and as you get involved in the role you will develop Work Ready skills such as Leadership, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Problem Solving and Customer service. Going forward you will have access to additional workshops and masterclasses helping you acquire and develop additional skills that will be of benefit to you in the future.

Community Volunteering opportunities - find out more at: http://lincolnsu.com/volunteering/opportunities

This role can be in many forms depending on the organisation that you are volunteering with. When volunteering within the community there are many opportunities where you are able to gain Work Ready skills. You can gain skills from training that your organisation provides, in order for you to begin your role and alongside your role. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain Work Ready skills from workshops and training which will be made available to you by the Students’ Union throughout the year.  

Involvement in a Sports Team/Society

By being part of a sports team or society at the university you are able to gain many Work Ready skills which will benefit your future employment. The types of skills that you are able to gain include working well in a team, problem solving and time management. Work Ready is going to be beneficial to activity members due to specific training being made available which will be tailored for you. The aim of Work Ready is to ensure that you are made aware of the benefits from being part of a society or sports team and identifying how to use the skills you have developed in the future.   

Rep (Course, School, College Officer)

From being an Academic Rep you will attend various training sessions and workshops, specifically, Rep Forums, Subject Committee Meetings and Rep Training. These aspects of being an Academic Rep will help you to gain Work Ready Skills such as, Negotiation skills, Assertiveness, Public Speaking and Decision making. The way that we are tailoring Work Ready for you, is by implementing Rep Prep. There will be specific training sessions for Academic Reps that will allow you to gain Work Ready skills from your volunteer role. 

Society/Sports Committee Member

From being involved with the running of sports and societies at the University, you will attend various sessions such as HUBs to help you in your voluntary role. In addition, there are many aspects of Work Ready which are incorporated within these. Committee Members are able to gain Work Ready skills through their mandatory training which includes finance, events management, fundraising, branding and publicity, BUCS, Health and Safety. New for this year the Students’ Union will be providing First Aid training for committee members, and we are looking at further workshops and masterclasses that will develop Work Ready skills specifically for you.  

Students’ Union Helper

Your role as a Students’ Union Helper allows you to gain many Work Ready skills to better your future employability aspects. Your mandatory training has incorporated Work Ready to ensure you get the most out of your role.  Specific skills that you will gain will include, team working, communication, emotional intelligence, problem solving and customer service. Work Ready has been tailored for your role by identifying ways that the Students’ Union is able to support you and help you to develop. 

Students’ Union Trustee

Your role as a Trustee will provide you with many Work Ready skills which will be gained from the voluntary role and from your training. From your training you will gain specific skills in leadership, finances, governance and professionalism. We are looking to make additional workshops and masterclasses available to you to make sure you get the most from your role and understand how the skills you have developed will help with your future employment.

Volunteer Officer

Your role as a Students’ Union officer allows you to gain many Work Ready skills to better your future employability aspects. Your mandatory training and involvement in the role will enable you to gain specific skills such as leadership, communication, emotional intelligence, problem solving.  In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain Work Ready skills from additional workshops and training which will be made available to you by the Students’ Union throughout the year.