The Higher Education Academy (HEA) recognises the importance for student employability and personal development of students engaging in co-curricular learning opportunities provided by universities. These opportunities include academic societies, sports societies, volunteering, PAL leadership, SUBU student representation and student ambassador work. Student engagement in such activities is considered particularly valuable for gaining highly sought-after transferable “soft” skills.
In light of the above, the HEA has funded BU to produce a set of videos as a resource pack called “SUCCESS” (‘Students’ Understanding and Communicating Co-curricular Enhanced Skills and Strengths’) which helps students recognise how they can benefit from engaging in co-curricular learning activities and communicate the skills and competencies they have gained to others online.
SUCCESS has been co-created with a team of (wonderful!) BU level 4 (I) Faculty of Media students and is being hosted in MyBU. It consists of two short introductory videos (one for staff, one for students) that describe why engagement in co-curricular learning is beneficial and set of videos that show students how they can best convey the transferable skills and competencies they gain (using LinkedIn as a tool).
You are invited to follow this link, watch the videos and spread the word with your students.