Professional skills part one (PD1001), a prescribed 0-credit course for undergraduate level one students is now fully available and engagement has been extremely encouraging with over 600 students completing the first section of this 3-part course so far this academic session. Students will be encouraged to complete the remaining sections of the course once they have finished their exams as the course can be completed in their own time, from anywhere, using any device. Students have the whole academic year to finish the course which takes around 3 hours to complete and covers developing Aberdeen Graduate Attributes, Equality & Diversity and Health, Safety & Wellbeing. Students have also shown interest in attending optional support workshops which have been oversubscribed and run 5 times so far this term with further sessions planned.
Initial reaction from students has been positive and it is hoped their positive experiences will lead to increasing numbers of students selecting the optional Professional Skills Part 2 (PD2001) online course for level two students next year which covers finding work experience and presenting themselves successfully in applications and selection processes.
Both courses are currently available as an option for level two students, so staff are encouraged to highlight these opportunities to their students. Further information about the courses and how students can enrol is available in this Information sheet for University staff.
Any questions about these courses are welcomed, and we are particularly keen to come along to staff or teaching committee meetings to give a course demonstration. You can contact the course coordinator Tracey Innes in the first instance.