Want to find out how you can get the best from your studies and future career? Skills & Employability Week takes place from 26-30 October 2020 and gives you a chance to explore the wide range of skills and employability development opportunities available at Bath.

The week offers a varied programme of live online interactive sessions, webinars and workshops, including:

  • Develop your study skills: making the most of lectures and effective note-taking
  • How apps and software can help you be more productive
  • Travel quiz and how to develop your intercultural skills
  • Phone photography: how to make your photos look professional
  • Get the most out of MS Excel and PowerPoint: number crunching and polishing presentations
  • Strategies for successful job hunting: top tips to make your applications stand out
  • Job interviews and assessment centres: how to pitch your strengths and skills with confidence

Take a look at the Skills & Employability Week timetable to see what’s on offer. Some activities have limited spaces and require advance booking. Live sessions will be recorded. You can also find links to useful resources to access in your own time.

Whether you want to develop your study skills or boost your future career prospects, we look forward to meeting you!


We're also launching MySkills to mark the start of Skills & Employability Week. MySkills brings together academic, writing, maths and statistics, language and digital skills, as well as personal development and health and wellbeing opportunities from across the University in one, easy-to-access website.

You can use MySkills to search for and book the development opportunities you need to get the most out of your time at Bath. MySkills also includes links to useful resources for independent learning.

You can access the site at go.bath.ac.uk/my-skills or through the Useful Links section of the Student homepage.

Initially, I thought I was good at reading, note-taking and being a critical thinker. However, the academic skills modules on MySkills have taught me so much about studying. After the course I realised some aspects need more work. I need to pace myself and take the time to engage with the reading and create notes I can refer back to continually. The Macmillan ‘Getting ready for academic study’ course was clear and has given me the skills I need to cope with academic study. I recommend the course to any student. – Rachelle Wabissa, Final Year BSc Applied Social Studies