Graduate Plus+

Graduate Plus + is a unique and innovative professional skills programme designed exclusively for final year Arts and Humanities undergraduates, running throughout the autumn semester. Take advantage of the range of workshops available to you to ensure that you are perfectly prepared for graduation and beyond. Graduate Plus+ is:

  • Flexible - Students can attend any /all sessions.
  • Informative - Sessions will complement the programme of employability activities as offered by our . 
  • Exclusive - Online learning materials and support for attendees will be available via CANVAS.

Graduate Plus+ sessions are taking place from Wednesday 25 September - Wednesday 20 November.

Graduate Plus+ session schedule

Workshop delivered by Careers and Employability Service

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Life is a journey and the knowledge of who you are acts like a compass – even if you do not know your precise career goal, you can still set off on a journey of exploration and act purposefully.

If you feel you are lacking direction and wanting to develop a sense of meaning in your life, this is the session for you.

  • A refresher on the psychological benefits of developing a sense of meaning and being able to set your own goals.
  • Identify your key strengths
  • Define your values in your life and the extent to which you are living them.
  • Brainstorm possible career options
  • Imagine a future self where you have developed a rewarding lifestyle which aligns with your values
  • Devise a plan with practical and specific steps to move you forward towards your personal and professional goals


Workshop delivered by Leigh Biagi, Speak and Be Heard Training

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

This session covers two areas; developing a physical toolkit to create the impression of a confident professional persona and techniques for developing resilience in a professional environment. The course will be highly practical experiential and fun!

Workshop delivered by Sonia Grant, Mindset UK

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

What determines whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you want to achieve? MINDSET!

Your mindset profoundly affects the way you lead your life and what you believe about yourself. This workshop will give you tools and resources to be able to develop a mindset that leads to increased confidence, resilience and self- belief so you can become perfectly prepared to be the best version of you!

Workshop delivered by Nicole Clearie, FDM Group

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Assessment centres are an increasingly popular tool in the recruitment process of graduate employers. They offer recruiters the opportunity to observe the way you operate and interact with others, and provide more information about your skills and abilities than an interview alone. They also test specific work-based activities to see how a candidate handles them, i.e. report writing, group exercises.

This session will give you the unique opportunity to find out more about the assessment centre process and enable you to practise your assessment centre techniques.

Workshop delivered by K.S. Donne Associates

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

A fun and lively session led by trained actors. Learn how to use your ‘controls’ to present yourself effectively in front of others. This session will focus on preparing and delivering Group Presentations but will also include tips and strategies to assist with individual presentation technique too. Never fear group or individual presentations again!

Workshop delivered by Careers and Employability Service

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Graduate Training Programmes (GTP) are popular with graduates wanting to fast track into professional careers such as Marketing, HR, Buying, Finance or General Management. But are they really open to Arts and Humanities students? Or do employers actually prefer students with a business / numerical degree?

If you thought that GTP are not for you, then think again!

This session will dispel some myths, give you an overview of the opportunities available and provide you with an insight into the selection process:  

  • Learn about employer requirements
  • Identify and articulate your relevant skills and experience
  • Identify the key things to do at each step of the recruitment process
  • Create your own action plan and time line
  • Undertake an assessment centre style activity

Workshop delivered by Ann Davidson, Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE)

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

Building on the taster session at the Final Year Conference, this workshop/bootcamp will get you exploring SIE’s 5 key future fit performances in more depth. Each future fit performance will be broken down into its  key component skills and you will be given tools and techniques to help you identify where you have acquired some of these skills already and where you need to work to develop and enhance  others . You will write your own future fit action plan with a strong focus on how to ‘work out’ and enhance or acquire these skills. You will develop a framework and the confidence to promote yourself as having these skills and the future fit performances you are capable of for a graduate employer. An added bonus will be the chance to discover how to identify and research graduate opportunities you may not have considered – yet!

Please note that it is not necessary to have attended the taster session to benefit from this session.

Location: Cottrell 3V2
Time: 2:00-4:00pm

To round off the Graduate Plus + Programme, book a dedicated Quick Query appointment with your Faculty Consultant to ask questions and get more details to assist you with your plans.

All welcome – book via TARGETConnect.