Welcome to our Future-Ready Skills for International Students
Future-Ready Skills for International Students (formerly ISEP) is back for 2022-2023
In our series of four in-person sessions for international students running in both semester one and again in semester two, you will discover how to build your personal brand, craft an effective CV and cover letter for the UK job market and learn all about the nuances and etiquette of the UK workplace – including how to ace that all-important interview!
If you miss a session in semester one, you will have another opportunity to retake all or part of the programme in semester two. Attendance and participation at all three workshops will count as one activity which can be used towards Future-Ready Skills Award, formerly DegreePlus accreditation.
"I now understand what an employer looks for in a CV"
“I joined the programme to find out why I wasn’t being successful in interviews. It was so valuable to understand how an employer actually looks at your CV and how important it is to tailor your CV to different jobs.”
Final year Engineering student, Indonesia
“I wanted to learn how to improve my employability prospects and these workshops definitely helped me. I learned how and where to research the graduate job market in and outside the UK, but also how easy it is to underestimate yourself and the many employability skills you already have.”
Queen’s international student
“I joined the programme to learn more about local and international job opportunities. The most valuable thing I learned was that I can access career resources in one place, on MyFuture. It was also really interesting to learn about the resources and job portals available for international students. The pace of the programme and the amount of information was great.”
PhD Music Student, Canada
Date: 31/10/2022 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: The Cube, One Elmwood
First workshop in a series of four in-person sessions for International Students. All sessions are stand-alone events however attendance and participation at all four workshops will count towards one activity which can be used for Degree Plus Combined Experience accreditation.
Building your personal brand for employability
How to recognise your distinct skills, knowledge and potential gained from overseas experience, identifying transferable and transnational skills, but more importantly how to articulate these skills to potential employers on CV’s and in interviews.
Planning and Preparation for Job Search
Session to highlight timeline, websites and resources on where to look for work experience and employment within and outside of the UK. Importance of being proactive and having an understanding of events such as careers fairs and employer workshops.
Date: 7/11/2022 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: The Cube, One Elmwood
CVs and Cover Letters
An informative session to cover the basics of writing a suitable CV, including guidance on content, structure, language and key characteristics of a UK CV.
Techniques of writing a covering letter will also be included in this workshop.
Date: 14/11/2022 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: The Cube, One Elmwood
How to embrace and be aware of Cultural Differences when looking for a job, interview content and etiquette and how to approach employer questions.
On the Job Etiquette
A workshop to outline the standards and expectations from UK employers. Will also include appropriate emailing, office language and networking and how to get the most out of your work experience/internship/graduate job.
Date: 21/11/2022 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: The Cube, One Elmwood
Assessment Centre Bootcamp
Through a series of activities students will work in groups to solve problems and practice communication, negotiation, listening and time management skills in an simulated Assessment Centre environment.