Being employable isn’t just about academic qualifications, and employers are looking for students to join clubs and societies, to take additional roles and responsibilities, to volunteer on community projects and generally to get stuck in. What they don’t want is a fantastic qualification and nothing else.
Taking on new opportunities and getting involved isn’t just good fun, it also gives you valuable skills, such as communication, team working and problems solving. It’s also great for building confidence, and giving an insight and networks to new areas, or building experience in sectors you are considering as a career.
There are opportunities with the Union, such as political roles or class reps, as well as countless numbers of sports and clubs and societies to try. The Union also offers some great opportunities to volunteer and get involved with the local community.
Other things to consider are Steer, which is a University-wide Student Peer Support Scheme providing Mentors or Buddies for any Undergraduate or Taught Postgraduate student, respectively, in their first year at the University of Stirling, and the exciting range of options delivered by the sports centre.