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Graduate Resilience

This module focusses on developing personal resilience and emotional intelligence both of which are fundamental competencies for graduates entering the world of work.

Outline of Activity

Participating in a series of highly practical exercises students will develop their own strategies and techniques for coping with stressful situations and successfully managing transitions in work and life.

Learning Outcomes

*This activity is only available to students if it is delivered to your class*

Successful students will be able to:

1 Articulate the key aspects of personal resilience and how it relates to health,

relationships and personal performance.

2 Identify their level of emotional intelligence and personal resilience

3 Challenge their previous mind-sets and coping strategies.

4 Use appropriate techniques and tools for stress and self-management in the workplace

and other contexts.

Assessment Details

100% Coursework 0% Examination

Students will complete the following 3 artefacts for assessment:

* Provide photographic evidence of negative emotional responses to previous situations

along with new tactics or approaches to improve these (from 3 hour workshop)

* Upload personal results of emotional intelligence self-assessment online quiz

* By responding to a series of questions, students will submit a voice memo that reflects on their learning from the module.

Level of Commitment

50 hours to include:


3 hours

Independent Study (including assessment)

47 hours

Related Staff

Cathy Moore

Employability & Careers Consultant
Employability Curriculum Unit
+44 28 9036 8879
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02F02 - Jordanstown campus
  • Key responsibilities
    • Cathy is responsible for supporting students within School of Law, Belfast School of Art, Dept of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Dept of Management Leadership and Marketing, Dept of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • She leads on the alumni mentoring programme

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