Employability Module

We have specially designed an Employability, Innovation & Engagement module, which has the following aims and objectives: 

  1. To be aware of my strengths, weaknesses and skills
  2. To understand how I can make more effective career decisions
  3. To reflect upon how I can develop my skills and to evidence these
  4. To discover what employers are looking for (enterprise, identifying a need, business planning)
  5. To develop an action plan that identifies areas of employability I need to improve 
  6. To develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, commercial activity and business skills

The module gives an insight into the possibilities which exist for students to make contributions within small and large business settings and to consider self-employment or setting up their own business. Students are asked to work in groups or teams and are asked to develop a business plan for their own business. A Dragon's Den event is held at which the students do a pitch.

Employability Skills Day 2018

Picture of students discussing employability skills at the Employability Skills Day

Every year the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences have an Employability Skills Day where we invite you to listen to company talks, attend mock interviews and network with real life employers to prepare you for the next step in your career. 

The latest Employability Skills Day took place in May 2018 with representatives from 8 companies attending across all disciplines.

Companies that attended were:

The day consisted of company talks, a networking session with all present companies and the chance for students to have mock interviews.

Once again the day proved to be a huge success with some students even receiving placement offers as a result of their mock interviews.

Look out for the next Skills Day coming up in


Skills Day photos 2018