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Skills Festival

Skills Festival

These FREE sessions will help you:

  • Think about where you want to be in a year’s time
  • Start planning your actions
  • Develop key skills for your academic, personal and/or professional life

We offer parallel sessions, so you can tailor the day to your needs. You will be able to choose your breakout sessions on the day.

Next date: 2 July. Please book on MyAdvantage.

At the end of the academic year; reward yourself with a day focused on your personal development!


2 July

IMC114 and IMC115

09.00 – 09.30 Registrations
09.30 – 11.00 Imagine your future Spring into year 2
11.00 – 11.15

(tea and coffee provided)

11.15 – 12.45

Leading a group project

Confidence and initiative

12.45 – 13.30

(not provided)

13.30 – 15.00 Pitching your ideas

Becoming more assertive

15.00 –15.15

(tea and coffee provided)

15.15 – 17.00

Action planning

Limited places, a maximum of 30 places per workshop are available. Minimum of 8 places to be taken up to make the workshops viable.

As the IMC building is restricted access, please use the back entrance near the lake, where someone will meet you and take you to the room. If you have trouble finding the correct entrance, please go to the main reception in the IMC building, where they will direct you. You may find the interactive map helpful.

Attendance to the festival will enable you to complete the Warwick Skills Portfolio Award.

We are trialling a simplified version of registering for the Skills Festival. After signing up on MyAdvantage, we invite you to turn up at the venue on the day (we'll email you a couple of days beforehand to remind you) and you will have a place in the Festival. You will then be able to choose your breakout sessions, which will be allocated on a 'first-come first-served' basis. In the unlikely event that the rooms gets full to capacity, we will no longer be able to admit people so we will transfer your registration to the next Festival. Our experience tells us this is very unlikely to happen - we often have lots of unfilled places in the workshops due to lots of people registering and then not turning up on the day. This revised system ensures that those who register and turn up are very likely to get a place. You may like to turn up before the start time to ensure you have a place as you will be admitted on a 'first come, first served' basis.

If you would not like to attend the whole day, please do not register on MyAdvantage (as we use these numbers to estimate catering). You can attend one of our 2-hour workshops.You can also turn up on the day for the session you are interested in, if there are spaces available after full-day registrations are completed you will be able to attend.

Bookings open in MyAdvantage

Please register on MyAdvantage.