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Future-Ready Skills

Develop your skills

During your time at Queen’s, you will discover lots of ways to develop your skills through your studies and extra-curricular activities.

Our events and activities are designed around the future skills employers have told us they look for in students and graduates.

Developing these skills as a student improves your chances of securing a graduate job or progressing to further study.

They will also help you develop a future-ready mindset so you feel confident and capable to tackle the next phase of your career journey – wherever it takes you.

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Future-Ready Skills List

These skills fall under seven key clusters, which include:


  1. Effective Learning
  2. Digital Literacy
  3. Social and Cultural Awareness
  4. Initiative, Innovation and Creativity
  5. Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Collaboration, Leadership
  6. Business and Commercial Awareness
  7. Career Management Skills