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Future-Ready Skills Course

Developing your skills

Want to get ahead of the pack and kickstart your career journey?

Start the Future-Ready Skills Course now!

The Future-Ready Skills course aims to support you to develop personal and professional skills you need to excel, both during your time at Queen’s and beyond.

It is designed to encourage you to adopt a growth mindset and has a strong focus on initiative, innovation and creativity. The Course is voluntary, self-directed, and delivered online through Canvas, the University’s virtual learning platform – no time restrictions or due assignment dates!

You have your entire undergraduate time to complete the whole course, or specific modules.

Develop personal and professional skills

The course aims to support students to develop the personal and professional skills that will support them both at Queen’s and beyond.

It is designed to encourage students to adopt a growth mindset and has a strong focus on initiative, innovation and creativity.

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Prizes and Recognition

Students who complete specific modules or combinations of modules in the Future-Ready Skills Course are eligible to enter the prize draws.

Full details on the required module(s) can be found on the Prizes Page in the Introduction Module of your Schools version of the  Future-Ready Skills Course.

Winners will be selected at random and notified via email by 15 January 2024.

Prizes include:

A zero CATS module (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme), your participation in the programme is also recognised through the award of a certificate on completion.

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What will you gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have:

  • Reflected on your development of the future ready skills and on your own skills gaps.
  • Composed answers to common interview questions that demonstrate your competence in the skills.
  • Created a career plan, a CV and undertake a mock video interview.



The Future-Ready Skills Course is designed around the Future-Ready Skills which are aligned to Pearson’s Future of Skills, the OECD Learning Compass 2030 and Kingston University’s Future Skills research.

They are:

  • Effective Learning
  • Digital Literacy
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Career Management Skills
  • Initiative, Innovation & Creativity
  • Commercial / Sectoral Awareness

In the course you’ll find lots of useful information including a full section on Career Management Skills which will help you to think about your future plans and the gaps that you might have. And it’s tailored specifically to your school.  

If you are a student in one of the Schools listed below, you can access the Future-Ready Skills Course on Canvas


Arts, English & Languages

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering



History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics 


Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

This course is for undergraduate students only.

Postgraduate students can access support from the Graduate School.


If you have any queries about the Future-Ready Skills course please email