10 December 2014 - 11:53 am

As one door shuts…

Another one opens. There are always opportunities around every corner and this is your chance to get involved into something new.
Last semester, you might remember that we ran the Skill Build lecture series which was based on developing an idea for a fundraising event for RAG. We had lectures on a multitude of different things, including the differences between users and benefits, how to set goals, and how to work as part of a team, and then you had to design your event and complete some employer style recruitment questions. Don’t worry if you haven’t done this yet- we have extended the deadline, so you have got until the 20th December to do this. If you attended five of our sessions and then passed the assignment, you will be eligible for the Skill Build Award and it will appear on your HEAR.

Open DoorWell, next semester, our Skill Build door will open again. This time it will focus on how you might start a business and aims to help you gain commercial awareness experience. Starting from February, we will have lectures on how to come up with a business idea, basic business accounting, and marketing. You will then submit an assignment on a business idea that you have thought of and then a reflective piece on the knowledge that you have gained over the course. Similar to semester one, if you pass the assignment and attend five sessions, you will get a certificate and can count it towards HEAR and the Sheffield Graduate Award.

This is open to all and is ideal for anyone who has little or no business knowledge and is looking for an opportunity to increase their skills before graduation. You might also be looking at self employment as an option for you after graduation and skill build is a really nice place to start exploring your initial idea and self employment.

Registration for Skill Build in semester 2 is now open. You can find out more about the individual sessions and sign up on our events page. You can also keep an eye out here on our blog and our social media streams for further details.

(Thanks to Damian Gadal for the image)

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    Liz Taylor

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    I am the Enterprise Officer at USE and I am VERY passionate about enterprise! Most of my blogs will tell you about the up and coming events in Sheffield as well as some activities that can really test your enterprise skills.