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Skills for Students

Employers are increasingly putting more emphasis on the 'soft skills' they would like their future employees to have. This section explores some of the most important skills for your students, whether they are at school and thinking of going into higher education or looking for employment.

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Study Skills

Many of your students will be preparing to sit important exams over the next year or so.  Knowing how to study and what revision techniques work best for them is exceedingly important.   

We can deliver an in-school study skills presentation to get your students thinking about different techniques.  To request a visit, drop us an email at info@studyhigher.ac.uk

Interview techniques

Education and work both require young people to hone their interview skills. This tends to be quite different and much more formal to interactions that young people may be used to.

Typical interview questions As a teacher, it is useful to give mock interviews to students, whether their next step is a university interview or going into employment.  

University interview guidance some university courses and institutions require applicants to go through an interview process. UCAS provides some useful advice about how the interview process work and how to prepare.

The National Careers Service is an excellent resource for interview preparation and every other stage of writing job applications.

Soft skills

Other soft skills are important for all students in order to succeed at university, and they also play a highly important role in the work place.  With many fields becoming exceedingly competitive in the job market, job-applicants will need to show they have the competitive edge on other candidates with similar qualifications.

The National Careers Service provide some useful guidance on identifying soft skills and also have a variety of different assessments your students could complete to identify their skill areas, personal styles and motivations.  Individual reports are automatically generated to highlight areas for development, strengths and job suggestions.