Future4UU Skills Masterclasses

Future4UU enables you to engage with 9 different online skill development masterclasses. Complete 2 for EDGE Award accreditation. NB: Students can only claim one Future4UU EDGE activity by completing 2 escape rooms.


Outline of Activity

Future4UU enables you to engage with 9 different online skill development masterclasses. You will engage with one masterclass at a time and will have the opportunity to participate in pre-session activities, a 1 hour virtual and interactive masterclass and then access a gamification focussed, digital escape room.

Learning Outcomes

This activity will support you in developing and evidencing skills that placement and graduate employers across industries are looking for.

By engaging in Future4UU you will enhance your understanding of these skills, why they are important in a professional context and how you can continue to enhance them.

Note: Students can only claim one Future4UU EDGE activity by completing 2 escape rooms.

For EDGE accreditation you will complete 2 of the following skills:

Uni Life Survival

Who is this for?

1st year students

You will learn about

Getting used to working independently, budgeting, networking and socialising

Looking after your Personal Resilience

Who is this for?

1st or 2nd year students

You will learn about

Wellbeing & stress management, self-awareness & emotions, coping strategies and building emotional resilience

Virtual Collaboration

Who is this for?

1st or 2nd year students

You will learn about

The background to Virtual Collaboration, the challenges of Virtual Collaboration.

The opportunities with Virtual Collaboration and the skills required to successfully collaborate online.

Communicating a digital world

Who is this for?

2nd or final year students

You will learn about

Netiquette, advantages & disadvantages of digital communication, communication via digital channels and how to communicate effectively in a digital world.

Dealing with uncertainty in the changing world of work

Who is this for?

2nd or final year students

You will learn about

The 4th Industrial Revolution and what this means for you in a global pandemic.

Coping with uncertainty and related skills and qualities.

Creative problem solving

Who is this for?

2nd or final year students

You will learn about

Understanding the problem, the creative process, fresh thinking and creative techniques

Critical thinking skills

Who is this for?

2nd or final year students

You will learn about

What is critical thinking, skills and characteristics of critical thinkers.

The stages of critical thinking development and strategies to develop your critical thinking skills

Career Resilience

Who is this for?

2nd or final year students

You will learn about

Emotional Awareness in the workplace and how emotional awareness leads to resilience.

Growth vs fixed mindset, adopting a growth mindset, tools & techniques to build resilience (mindfulness, perception & gratitude)

Life after graduation

Who is this for?

Final year students

You will learn about

What are the options?

What skills are expected and do you have them.

Overcoming setbacks and what can you do now?

Assessment Details

You will be given the link to the Digital Escape Room associated with the Skills Masterclass that you attended.

You will need to work through the games and quizzes within the Escape Room in order to unlock each section and complete.

When you have completed all internal "rooms" of the escape room you must then enter your name & course to gain your digital completion certificate that will be emailed to you from future4uu@ulster.ac.uk

Level of Commitment

20 Hours

Time required to engage with pre session online learning materials

Attendance at the F4UU masterclass webinar

Time required to engage with the additional learning challenges and successfully crack 3 codes to leave the escape room,

Contact

For more detail and to get registered for this activity please contact Donna Mageean