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Future Skills Week, hosted by Ulster University, is a programme of skills boosting activities for the University’s students and graduates and will be delivered by a range of high-profile speakers and industry experts including; Katie Piper, The Mind Tribe UK, Enterprise Causeway, David Meade, and the Big Motive.

These events will support students and graduates who are transitioning into the workplace at a time of transformational change, across all sectors and job roles. Students and graduates are encouraged to participate to improve their career prospects, increase work readiness and enhance skills that are in demand by employers.

Are you an Ulster University student or graduate looking for career inspiration, advice and support?

Future Skills Week will offer something for all Ulster University students and graduates including access to information and advice as well as support for finding internship, placement and graduate opportunities. With hundreds of opportunities already up for grabs on the University’s vacancy management system, Handshake, Future Skills Week will help students and graduates to identify suitable roles, hone interview skills, and connect with professionals across a range of sectors.

Angela Scanlon, Director of Employability at Ulster, gives an insight into what’s on offer, “

Future Skills Week will provide an invaluable programme of support to students and graduates including, inspirational advice, digital skills boosters, job search support, career coaching, enterprise development and personal confidence. As workplaces transform due to the impact of the pandemic, the University is providing increasing support for students and graduates to prepare for their professional working lives”.

Camilla Long, Co-Founder of Bespoke Communications, who will be offering students and graduates the opportunity to upskill on Professional Presentation Skills during Future Skills Week, emphasises the importance of not missing out:

“Competition for opportunities will remain high over the coming years and this programme of support will help significantly in preparing students and graduates to confidently engage and compete for careers they have already started to invest in”.

In addition to the week of activities students and graduates will be further supported with an intensive programme of support over the summer months including advice and guidance for job searches and applications, interview support and assessment centres.

Ulster University students and graduates can design a tailored week-long programme of support by registering for events.

Are you an Employer seeking student and graduate talent?

Ulster's placement and graduate programmes are flexible and designed to suit a range of business needs, including the traditional year-long option and shorter-term alternatives such as virtual, micro and research-based options. We work with a wide range of employers to create tailored graduate development programmes that provide a long-term solution to talent management.

Benefits to your business:

  • Attract the best talent for your organisation with a specific set of skills or knowledge
  • Inject new energy, ideas and passion into your business
  • Embed flexible and agile recruitment methods for greater productivity

If your organisation could benefit from hiring a placement student or graduate, or you would like to speak to someone to discuss how these options could support your business, please contact us at or visit our website for more information