UWE Bristol – Future Skills Programmes 2021/22

Pagoda Projects are delighted to offer a bespoke 6-week Future Skills Programme, over the first semester of 2021/22 for students from UWE Bristol!

This programme will increase your cultural understanding, develop employability skills and help to gain valuable experiences in new and innovative ways.

We’ve designed this exciting programme for the autumn of 2021 for the students who are looking to enhance their future prospects through a fun and interactive course, with minimal commitment of time and one that’s flexible to work around your academic and personal commitments!

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PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • A full induction to the Pagoda Projects app from a member of the UK team
  • Access to 4 digital courses focusing on improving cultural fluency, your employability, workplace understanding and digital skills
  • Paired with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing overseas destinations and provided the platform to discuss interesting topics selected by Pagoda
  • Gain access to our weekly live virtual events all themed on improving skills, cultural understanding, and interesting insight to a variety of industries
  • Access to over 50 hour-long and previously recorded live virtual events
  • Opportunity to network with current participants completing a similar variation of our programme from around the world
  • Full support from the UK and international Pagoda team throughout the duration of the programme
  • Access to the Pagoda Projects alumni network, with over 4,000 past participants of our programmes and where exclusive international job opportunities are posted regularly
  • Fully funded for students who are eligible for the Employability Activity Bursary
  • Fees of £500 are payable by those not eligible for Employability Activity Bursary funding

GET A HEAD START IN YOUR CAREER

GAIN INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

LEARN NEW AND RELEVANT SKILLS FOR YOUR FUTURE EMPLOYABILITY

PROGRAMME DATES

1st November 2021 – 10th December 2021

The best thing about this programme… It is super flexible!

You’ll have access to over 50 quality events to watch in your own time and be enrolled onto our skills courses, which you can complete day or night as they’re all delivered through our website.

We’ll host a live event each week of your programme, which you can tune in from anywhere in the world that has a decent Wi-Fi connection.

The required calls with your cultural mentor are only 1 hour per week and these are arranged directly between yourself and the mentor, so also perfectly flexible around both of your commitments!

DEADLINE TO APPLY – 18th OCTOBER 2021

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Submit a quick application here to register your interest in the programme.

STEP 2

Once the application deadline has passed on 11th October, we’ll send your details to your university who will confirm if you’re eligible for the programme fee to be funded on your behalf. More details on the funding criteria can be found here.

STEP 3

If you’re eligible for the funding, you will be provided a programme agreement, which summarises the programme t&c’s that you will need to review and digitally sign to finalise your place on the programme. You will also be required to pay a £50 refundable deposit, which will be paid back at the end of the programme once you’ve submitted some quick feedback on your experience with Pagoda.

STEP 4

When the deposit payment has all been sorted and you’ve digitally signed the programme agreement, a member of the team from Pagoda will introduce you to our digital platform, finalise your cultural mentor and get everything arranged for the programme start date.

EVENTS

TAKE PART IN NUMEROUS EVENTS THAT ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE 

No matter what course you’re completing, the event library you will be provided access to has something for everyone!

There’s employability workshops, specific industry events, top level fireside discussions with industry leaders and interesting webinars all focusing on improving your employability and international mindset.

Each event is roughly an hour long, with you being able to pause/skip should you want and a helpful summary, with event speakers bios provided to ensure you’re able to get a feel for each event and if they’re likely to be suited to your interests.

Along with the events library, you will also be invited to our weekly live events running each week throughout the programme dates. The themes and topics of the events are unknown at this time but will be confirmed before the start date and more details will be provided to those who sign up to take part.

THE COURSES

What are the skills courses?

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of student and recent graduate’ current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic business world.

The skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability and Digital Competency. We believe this framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace, preparing them with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international work-group or team, tackle the job market with awareness, preparation and confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ once they enter the workplace.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following each completed course.

Why are they important?

Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.

This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this would allow them to achieve both the first and second most important values when attaining employment. For non-placement learners, these courses may be integrated into course projects or their own self-development actions, allowing the learner to practice their new skills in real-time.

COURSE DETAILS

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and society. There will be a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing the individual’s cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed their knowledge of intercultural communication and how they can improve management of these
  • Understand how to adapt this knowledge into the real working world through business-scenario case studies

This course aims to improve employability skills through self-awareness, skills awareness and enhancing career readiness. This course will equip the individual with the tools to identify their current skillset, understand those that need developing and transfer their skills to different job specifications using personal examples to showcase these. The aim of this course is to build confidence when applying for the next career step as well as provide a broader set of skills and attributes to ensure success throughout their working life.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

This course introduces the fundamentals of digital networking, digital marketing, and digital presentations skills. This course will introduce LinkedIn features and making the most of the LinkedIn profile, key differences and benefits between a variety of social media platforms, basic knowledge of SEO and SEM and techniques to improve public speaking skills in a digital context.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

This course is designed to equip all students and recent graduates with the basic skills needed when entering the workplace. There will be a large focus on understanding how to adapt from in-person to remote work in regards to productivity and time management, communication and the use of digital platforms. The course will also provide learners with the skills needed to identify their current skillset, recognise the skills they’re lacking, and provide actionable examples of how to improve these and meet employer’s demands.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

CULTURAL MENTORS

A UNIQUE WAY TO SHARE CULTURES

You will be partnered with a Cultural Mentor from another part of the world, who will help you to increase your cultural awareness.

– Paired based on common interests/areas of study to schedule one audio or video call each week.

– Provided with a theme (e.g. festivals/traditions, food music/arts etc.) to discuss and share knowledge and experiences in relation to home country culture

– Produce a weekly Cultural Blog sharing what they have learnt with inclusions of videos, pictures etc.

– Interact with the Cultural Mentor and Intern Community in online events and discussions

APPLY NOW

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 18TH OCTOBER

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