THINKING LATERALLY: PROBLEM SOLVING & CREATIVITY
Problem-solving abilities are essential in virtually any graduate role.
Employers will want to know you can think strategically to tackle challenges and that you can use creative thinking to develop innovative solutions.
Problem solving: The mark of an independent employee
Discover how to develop your problem-solving skills and demonstrate them to eagle-eyed recruiters.(Target Jobs website)
Creativity: Graduate recruiters like fresh thinking
Recruiters like to see creative thinking in their graduate hires because these are the people who come up with the ideas.
(Target Jobs website)
Analytical skills: The Ability to make sense of data
Graduates who demonstrate their analytical thinking during a job interview or assessment centre will stand out from other candidates.(Target Jobs website)
Managing ambiguity: The essential skill for career progression
Find out why graduate recruiters value the ability to manage ambiguity.
(Target Jobs website)
Free Online Courses
First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship online course
This free course provides you with a short introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship, clarifying some key themes and terminology and helping you to examine your own views about these important subjects.
(The Open University)
Innovation: the World's Greatest
Understand what innovation means and consider the history and developments of innovations that are important in our daily lives.
Making decisions, online course
This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making. Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself.
(The Open University)
Digital thinking tools for better decision making, online course
During the course, you’re introduced to a wide variety of digital thinking tools. You will apply these tools in many practical activities and case studies, solving problems that involve finding and evaluating information, performing calculations and drawing reasoned conclusions.
(The Open University
An introduction to recreational math
Explore and enjoy 'recreational' math, while boosting your creative and deductive thinking skills.
Managing innovation: learning to prototype for business
Understand how to pitch innovative ideas using prototypes, and develop your skills by creating your own prototype.
Industry Specific Free Courses
Mastering Your Craft, HIP Psychology
Professor of Education, at Queen's University Belfast, Tony Gallagher gives an insight into the current times we live in with social isolation from covid 19 and what this could mean for education.
(HIP Mastering your Craft podcast on SoundCloud)
Screen Industry - free online courses
Online events and e-learning opportunities from ScreenSkills and their partners.
How to boost your legal career during lockdown
It’s a strange time to be pursuing a legal career, but there are plenty of things you can be doing during this time to stay motivated and focused. Find some top tips in this video.
Gain an understanding of history, museum studies, and curation by looking at, organizing, and interpreting art, artifacts, scientific curiosities, and the stuff of everyday life.
Developing clinical empathy: making a difference in patient care
Discover the difference empathy can make to patient care, and improve your own clinical empathy.
Developing expert educators for healthcare professions
Explore the philosophy of education and learn the teaching strategies to become an expert educator to healthcare professionals
Belfast Hills Partnership Careers Resource Pack
This resource pack is a summary of digital content from our recent festival. We hope that it will be a useful tool for anyone hoping to get an environmental job, or to help with employability.
(Belfast Hills Partnership website)
Shakespeare: Print and performance
Learn about Shakespeare in print and performance around the world, from early modern times to today.
COVID-19: Pandemics, modelling, and policy
Explore how scientists model the spread of pandemics, and what this tells us about the policy options for managing COVID-19.
Exploring stone age archaeology: The mysteries of Star Carr
Discover Star Carr, one of the world's most important archaeological sites, and learn what life was like over 10,000 years ago.
How to get a conservation job
Learn how to quickly, and easily start your career as a professional wildlife conservationist with Conservation Careers.
(Conservation Careers website)
Forensic psychology: witness investigation
Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.