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CIMA Accredited Sage Certification

CIMA has partnered with Sage, who produce the UK's market leading accounting software, to offer a training qualification that will offer an excellent grounding in computerised accounting.

Global Business Challenge

The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an international business competition for undergraduates around the world, designed to bring out the best in the young business leaders of tomorrow.

Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program

Bloomberg has enabled students to demonstrate their knowledge and skill when it comes to the product by offering training and proof through its 'certification' program.

Student Ambassador

This scheme has been set up to formally record and acknowledge the excellent work in promotion, information giving, and support activities that our students undertake in relation to their programmes.

Introduction to Investment Foundation Level CISI-accredited Certificate

Introduction to Investment Foundation Level Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Certificate.

CME Group Trading Challenge

CME Group's Trading Challenge is a four-week electronic trading competition.

Data Analysis and Excel Skills Development

A workshop to help students gain a better understanding of how Excel and data analysis are used within any accounting and professional services sector.

Ethics and Professional Skills

For Accounting, Law and Engineering students. The Ethical and Professional Skills module has been developed by ACCA as part of the route to the professional qualification. It is completed and assessed on-line.

Excel Skills Training

Half day training session organised by a key professional services/ accounting practice on Excel skills.

Policy Lab

Students attend workshops with a focus on creating links between their academic studies and employability, developing personal development plans and competencies.

Building Relationships & International Construction Knowledge

Working with guidance from academic staff, students will develop a presentation on the construction industry within the UK and Ireland and how it differs from other countries in mainland Europe.

International Study Tour

Students on the Architectural Technology programme are given the opportunity of participating in a 2/3 day international study tour in year two of the course.

Architectural Technology Placement Preparation Module

This module is taken by Year 2 Architectural Technology students at the Jordanstown campus. It includes activities which are aimed at enhancing students employability skills and preparing them for the world of work.

Supporting Sentinus STEM Programmes as a Mentor/ Link Scientist or Engineer

There are a range of STEM Programmes that require undergraduate or postgraduate support as a Mentor or Activity Leader.

School of Art- Peer Mentoring Programme

Second year students are selected to act as peer mentors for all new first year students.

Selling in Unique Art & Design Shop

Selling your work in Unique Art & Design shop provides the opportunity to conduct customer testing and market research on new designs, products and themes.

Belfast School of Art & Museums NI Exhibition Insight Programme

This seven-week programme has been developed for Art students to gain a unique insight into artist practices, contexts and exhibition curatorship in a range of professional settings.

Policy Lab (open to Arts & Humanities students)

Students will complete tasks including, searching the university archives/library (& externally) for documents and memorabilia pertaining to the founding of the University in the 1960s.

Language made fun!

The purpose of the proposed activity "Language made fun!" is to assist children of refugees and asylum seekers with their English, in an informal setting.

Mentoring language made fun!

LMF aims to assist children of refugees and asylum seekers with their English, in an informal, play-based setting, while respecting their multilingual identity.

Communication event management and organisation training

Students will engage with the Office of Innovation to assist in all of the stages of organising and delivering a professional events management service.

COMMET Event Management Mentoring

Studets will ensure the Events Management activity is undertaken by the COMET group they will be available to offer direction and suggestions to ensure the success if the program.

Student participation in Chartered Institute of Public Relations

All students registered on the Communications Advertising and Marketing and Communication Management and Public Relations degrees are eligible for student membership of the CIPR.

School of Communication Student Ambassador

This scheme has been set up to formally record and acknowledge the excellent work in promotion, information-giving, and support activities that many of our students undertake in relation to their programmes.

Ulster PR Student Blog

An 'Ulster PR Student Blog' has been created on WordPress, the content for which will be largely written by students from any year group in the School of Communication across a number of UG programmes which have a public relations component.

Publicity Association of Northern Ireland/University of Ulster Advertising Competition

Students from the School of Communication and School of Art and Design form cross-disciplinary teams, are assigned to a mentor ad agency.

Tutoring in the University

Shadowing university lectures and learning how to mentor and tutor lower year groups.

Code Club

Students from the school of Computing & Mathematics and school of Computing & Intelligent Systems volunteer for 1 hour per week or 2 hours per fortnight in an after school coding club in a local primary school, library, or community centre.

Microsoft Technology Associate Certification

Successful completion and award of two or more Microsoft Technology Associate examinations.

Tech Talk - A lunchtime guest lecture programme in computing.

In computing, local companies are eager to deliver guest lectures to students on a range of software and technology topics and this has been ongoing at module level over a number of years.

Certified Agile Fundamentals

Participants are required to implement learning from the 2 day workshop training within their placement organisation and demonstrate its impact through a written submission.

Imagine Cup Competition

Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play.

Student Mentor and Curriculum Collaborator

Student undergraduates will act as mentors to students of a lower year group.

Recruitment Event Ambassadors

A number of key recruitment events take place across the faculty throughout the academic year.

Formula Student

Students will “conceive, design, build, cost, present and compete as a team" with a small single-seat racing car in a series of static and dynamic competition.

Civil Engineering Student Membership Scheme

This activity recognises students who have maximised the opportunities afforded to them by student membership of the professional bodies and used the resources to develop and enhance their employability.

Building Online Editing and Creative Writing Skills

1st and 2nd year Students will be encouraged to develop a portfolio of writing on various social media platforms which demonstrates their skills in creative and critical writing.

Writing Tutors

The new Teaching Block on the Coleraine campus will include a dedicated space for a drop-in writing clinic, a service run by students for students.

Geography Ambassadors Scheme

The prestigious Geography Ambassador scheme runs across the UK each year. This is a unique opportunity for students to take part in while gaining excellent employability skills.

Community Mapping Project using Geographic Information Systems Technology

Students will help with the collation of data onto paper maps which will be converted into a GIS geospatial database.

Belfast Hills Partnership – Environmental Training Programme

This Partnership delivers a week long environmental training programme to equip students with key skills for the environmental industry.

Peer Mentorship in Health Sciences

This activity is open to year 2 and year 3 students. Year 3 students must have completed this activity by March in their final year in order to apply for the EDGE award.

Coping with University Life Using Mindfulness and Sensory Strategies

Students participate as both students and mentors on a CPD module as part of the widening access and participation strategy for a project in collaboration with AutismNI.

Employability Skills Diary

Third year History students audit and record activities on their dissertation which have an employability element. These activities include being able to work with minimum supervision, punctuality, consultation, presentation skills both verbal and written.

History Ambassadors

The activity will include making contact with the school, at least one visit, preparing and presenting a brief presentation, and writing a reflective report on their positive experiences and the transferrable skills they have acquired and augmented.

History Course Rep (Drop-in Centre)

The initiative is designed to provide History students with an informal and welcoming space where they can raise issues or seek advice from their course reps on all matters relating to their degree.

History Research Project Conference

Participants will organise and run the History Research Project Conference, at which their cohort will present on their project aims and approach, to History staff panels, supervision groups & interested Year 2 students.

Using a video CV to enhance graduate employability

Development of a paper CV with a complimentary video CV Students are required to develop a paper CV (no longer than two pages) and a complimentary video CV (less than 120 seconds).

Cultural Awareness: in preparation for the multicultural workplace

The workshop approach to the delivery of this learning session will develop your ability to operate and manage effectively in a multicultural working environment.

Business Taxation in Ireland

The workshop will introduce students to business taxation in the Republic of Ireland. Students will work through a simulated business case study which will include elements of Irish Income Tax, VAT and Pay as You Earn (PAYE).

Sage & Excel Accounting Software Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to increase the employability prospects of business and accounting students by giving them practical experience of the use of accounting software packages.

Get 'Líofa' Irish Conversation

A five week project (6 hrs per week) for students who wish to volunteer to create Irish language resources using Smartphone and iPad technology.

Luach Breise (‘Added Value’)

This is a unique opportunity for full-time students to gain work experience through work-based learning.

Peer Assisted Study Skills 1


PASS is a teaching initiative derived from the American model of Supplemental Instruction (SI), which involves using senior students (PASS leaders) to facilitate group learning in modules you have successfully completed.

Peer Assisted Study Skills 2

The rationale behind these modules is to train you in the basic elements of PASS, thereby enabling you to facilitate study sessions for groups of lower year students in a non-threatening environment.

Legal Internships

A student will be tasked with providing research, advice, drafting and representation for a range of law firms, voluntary and statutory organisations, to assist them in their future development and progress.

Street Law Programme

Students in year 2 or 3 of their law degree will put together presentations on various aspects of the law which they will then deliver to young offenders.

Intensive European Law Programme

The Law program is to be held in Pecs in Hungary, where 12 second year law students will spend a week studying a series of topics in European Law.

Law society for NI, Client Counselling Competition

Students are provided with a brief memorandum on a legal matter which they must research. They must also engage with client care directions provided by the Law Society of NI.

Event Participation with Special Olympics Ulster

Special Olympics Ulster is an organisation which provides a sports training and competition programme for children and adults with an intellectual disability.

Employability Intervention Initiative

In conjunction with the University of Ulster, AKU training has developed an Employability Intervention Initiative dedicated to enhancing employability skills and opportunities for students.

Preparation for the Year Abroad Experience

This activity is perfect for students considering and preparing for a year abroad.

Trad on Tour

Students will bring a traditional music session to a different campus each Wednesday lunchtime. The aim is to showcase the quality of traditional music performance here at Ulster and to offer an opportunity for staff and students based at every campus to participate in this activity.

Upskilling for the Nursing Profession

Nursing students undertake a range of additional preparation, education and training throughout the programme which is not directly linked to module assessment.

Outreach perspective

This activity is open to nursing students in any year.

Pharmacy - NICE Student Champion

This programme provides pharmacy students with an opportunity to build skills in finding best practice in health and social care, and to develop their teaching and presenting skills through sharing this knowledge with their fellow students.

Psyching Teams

This activity will enable year 2 and final year students to provide practical psychological skills to support to participants in endurance exercise activities.

School of Communication and Media Student Adviser

Students from the School of Communication and Media often play an informal advice giving and mentoring role via participation in open events and induction sessions.

Social Work Individual Practice Development Days

The NISCC Requirements for Practice Learning (Revised August 2010) specify that there are 15 days to be used for individual practice development.

Peer Facilitation and Feedback

'Preparation for Practice Learning' Module is a pre-requisite module which must be successfully completed prior to social work students commencing their first work based placement.

Participation in the ‘Young People as Educators’ project.

There are two main initiatives to this project both involving young people in contact with the criminal justice system and social work students from the Magee campus.

‘International Summer School of Social Work’

There are a variety of workshops and project visits related to the Summer School theme over the ten days and you get the opportunity to link practice and theory in a more diverse way, and with people from all over Europe.

Peer Learning for assessment and feedback

Students will provide at least two hours input as peer facilitators providing direct input into seminars focusing on assessment and feedback.

Mentoring Peer Fieldwork

Facilitate 3 hour workshop during Year 1 Sociology Field Trip.

Widening Access and Outreach

Facilitate two three-hour sessions with widening access and outreach activities.

Welcome, Induction and Belonging in University Life

Facilitate 2 hour welcome and induction workshop with new students in Week 1 as part of the induction schedule; Facilitate 1 hour slot around belonging and challenges of settling in with new First Years in Week 6-8.

Quantitative Research Skills Peer Mentoring

Level 6 students will provide support and encouragement to Level 5 students on the Quantitative Research Methods module.

Physical activity and exercise laboratory research skills work experience

This activity is open to sports and psychology students. This activity will enable up to four 2nd year students accrue a minimum of 20 hours’ work experience in a physical activity/exercise research laboratory.

Business- Interview Skills Development

The simulator is designed for repeat student engagement to develop skills.

Recruitment Skills Development

This activity will providing aspiring professionals a unique opportunity to gain experience in graduate recruitment and selection and grow their professional network.

Coleraine Cornfield Biodiversity Project

The Cornfield Project aims to transform a piece of unused urban land into woodland, wildflower areas, environmental project trails, bird / bat boxes, nature zones and outdoor teaching facilities.

Student Ambassador

Your input often makes a huge impact in terms of promoting pathways into Higher Education, providing insights to student life, and signposting applicants to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Social Policy Student Buddy Scheme

'Student Buddies' will receive training in peer-mentoring and will hold (usually one-hour) support sessions with individual students from the year-group below them who have been identified, or who have self-identified, as needing/benefitting from mentoring and support.

Steps to Securing Graduate Employment

The aim of this activity is to provide guidance and advice for final year undergraduates to secure that crucial interview and to perform at interview so that you gain the graduate level job that you want.

Preparing for the world of work

The aim of this activity is to help prepare you for future placement, internships or study abroad opportunities and you are offered the opportunity to participate in a number of practical online activities

UU Phlebotomy Course

This phlebotomy training programme in adult venepuncture will incorporate academic learning in addition to practical application.

Nutrition Communication

The lecture on "Nutrient Functions & Health Benefits: Communication to and through Health Influencers" will explain how Health Influencers Communication Programming can be done.

School of Sport - Student Leadership Team

The Student Leadership Team is a student-driven initiative aimed to enhance the relationship between students and staff through working together on various sporting initiatives, whilst increasing the overall student experience and the successes of the School of Sport.

Stratified Medicine Student Ambassadors for marketing and the NI Science Festival

Stratified Medicine are involved with marketing and a two day event being held as part of the NI Science Festival at Foyle Arena, Londonderry.

Mind Your Mood - Mental Fitness

This activity is achieved through completing twenty hours of engagement with Mental Health initiatives through Student Support, Mind Your Mood and UUSU.

Mind Your Mood Ambassador

This programme aims to establish a network of student champions that promote positive mental health in Ulster University, their courses, teams, clubs and societies, as well as the wider community.

Ready Steady Cook Challenge

UU Nutrition students will go to local schools to help facilitate this cookery challenge. They will work alongside School Y13 pupils to create a meal based on ingredients provided.