Your Development

Training Student Leaders

Know Your Potential

Through your engagement in activities at UPSU, you are developing skills, knowledge and attitudes that will launch you into your future. Getting there however also requires you to know exactly what you are developing and how.

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Become A Student Leader

Gain new experiences, meet new people and broaden your horizons, by taking on one of the many leadership roles within your Students’ Union. From student representative roles, to leading a community volunteering project, there really is something for everyone.

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Training

Browse our training sessions below.
Workshop: Presentation Skills
25th March 6pm - 8pm
Babbage 417
Make sure presentation is up to scratch. From PowerPoint to posters find out the essentials of good presentation “visuals”, as well as tips on how to deliver a good talk.
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Workshop: Bullying and Harassment In The Workplace
26th March 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Rolle 205
Know your rights around workplace bullying and harassment, and how to deal with it.
Workshop: Look After Your Mate
27th March 1pm - 4pm
Babbage 405
A workshop to give you the necessary tips and tools to support a friend in need - Book on via e-mail.

Where Could Your Involvement Take You?

MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Stephen Turner

Stephen’s involvement with the Students’ Union included holding Course Rep and Faculty Rep roles. He was also Chair of the “Engineers Without Borders” society and volunteered in local schools. He is adamant that such activity was instrumental in launching him onto his career pathway, which currently has him working as a Support Electrical and Electronic Engineer at CERN in Switzerland.

“For me, getting involved with the SU was an opportunity to put myself out of my comfort zone, to try new things, and to meet new people in my spare time. When it came to applying for placements and graduate roles, I had lots of relevant examples I could mention on my cover letters, or in interviews, which demonstrated initiative, teamwork, problem solving, and many other soft skills which employers look for.”

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