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Cultural Awareness

As cultures become more diverse so does the workplace. This activity will help students understand the importance of diversity in the workplace and the many benefits it brings.


Crowdfunding will require a student to have a great idea and to need funding for a piece of equipment or event. Students have successfully crowdfunded for a range of projects and through the completion of a log book you can also gain EDGE Award accreditation.

Motivation for Career Success

This module seeks to offer you the opportunity of developing wider career aspirations and, with it, the confidence in yourself and the motivation to go out to achieve a positive career future.

Project Yourself with Confidence module

The module will enable you to identify your unique selling points and confidently present yourself to potential employers in a professional manner.

Developing a Professional Identity

The development of a professional identity can support you with career planning in an era of digital disruption whilst improving your work experience and job prospects.

Work Based Learning

This module looks at the increased emphasis on work-based learning and especially the importance of work experience. It will also look at how to record and reflect on it, as well as problem solving in the workplace. 

Developing Lifelong Literacy Skills

You'll evaluate your current information literacy skills, reflect on developing these skills through attendance at workshops and the production of evidence showing critical evaluation of the research methodology.

BCC: Belfast Enterprise Academy (External Opportunity)

This programme provides mentoring to students who wish to set up their own business. It includes a 2 day business challenge, workshops, business planning sessions, minimum of 6 hours one to one mentoring and business visits.

UOTC Leadership Development Programme - Module 1

The Leadership Development Programme Module 1 provides theoretical and practical leadership training coupled with supporting life skills and experiences.

UOTC Leadership Development Programme - Module 2

Leadership Development Programme Module 2 providing theoretical and practical leadership training coupled with supporting life skills and experiences.

University Officer Training Corps - Leadership in Practice

This certified course, is open to 1st & 2nd years of all subjects. It comprises of 6 modules consisting of a mix of interactive classroom based sessions and enjoyable practical exercises.

Improve Your Presentation Skills

Access expert advice and 1-1 coaching to improve your presentation skills. Learn how to project yourself with confidence and maintain the attention of your audience.

Improve Your Problem Solving Techniques

This activity provides you with an introduction to 'Design thinking' as an innovative and creative approach to problem solving. It is applicable to all subject areas and year groups.

YourFuture Skills Challenge

The #YourFuture Skills Challenge is a one day ‘fun-filled’ team challenge that will help you develop new and existing skills through the completion of a number of skills challenges.

Makaton Foundation Workshop

This accredited activity helps students learn signs and symbols from stages 1-4 and the additional stage of the Makaton Core Vocabulary. This workshop is delivered through four modules and is both lecture and practical based.

Young Enterprise Start Up Programme

Starting your own business is a key career option and this activity helps students understand the fundamentals of starting a business. Working as part of a team of at least 10 students you will launch and run a business.

Interview Skills Development

Business Students will have access to interview simulation software to assist them in developing their interview skills.

Science Ethics & Debates

The Science and Ethics project encourages students to consider the issues raised by scientific advances. Current topical issues will be selected from mainstream media, for example: genetically modified animals and crops, fracking, and euthanasia.

Skills for your Future

This two-hour webinar focuses on the Future of Work, critical skills in an ever-changing labour market, preparing for career chaos and lastly taking control.

Steps to Securing Graduate Employment

This activity is specifically for final year students and is the perfect activity for finalists looking to complete the EDGE Award and preparing for life after University.

Student-Alumni eMentoring Programme

The Alumni Mentoring programme aims to match current students with an Ulster University graduate, someone with experience who can inspire and empower students to take control of their own careers, seek out opportunities for professional development and grow in self-confidence.

You're Hired Challenge

You're Hired Challenge involves a student undertaking three activities. Participants will be assessed on completing psychometric tests, interview and group exercise and provided with feedback on particular skills.

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

The Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards are one of the UK's largest student and graduate business pitching competitions.

Student Entrepreneur Awards

The Student Entrepreneur Awards offers third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study the opportunity to realise their entrepreneurial ambitions.

UUSU Enterprise - Shark Tank Competition

Each student entrepreneur makes an application and if successful will go on to pitch to a panel of five 'sharks' which is made up of industry professionals.

UU Create Enterprise Programme

The aim of this activity is to develop your enterprising skills in order to give you the confidence and skills to take advantage of opportunities that will be presented in the labour market and to help prepare you for freelance and portfolio career opportunities.

Peer Support for IBMS Certificate of Competence Portfolio

Final year returning students who have completed their IBMS Portfolio give a lecture to the second year class.

Code First: Girls Belfast General Beginner's Web Development Course

Code First: Girls runs free in-person part-time coding courses for female/non binary identifying young individuals across the UK and Ireland. 'General' community courses at corporate locations are open to students and non-students alike.