Morning Workshops (students choose one)

Interview Skills

Facilitated by Gillian Fraser, HAYS

This workshop is delivered by UK & Irelands leading Specialist Recruitment Agency, HAYS.

The workshop will help you:

– Focus on developing your ‘personal brand’: how to stand out in a competitive job market

– Gain insight into the different interview techniques used by employers

You will hear directly from a Senior Manager regarding competency-based interviewing and preparation for interviews.

Assertiveness in the Workplace

Facilitated by Kirstie Farmer, Equate Scotland

Are you able to voice your real opinions with friends, family and colleagues? Do you find it difficult to say no? Would you like to assert yourself more effectively?

Assertive behaviours can help you express yourself in direct, honest and appropriate ways, respecting both the rights of yourself, and of others. At this workshop you will:

  • Understand the difference between assertive, aggressive and non-assertive behaviours
  • Learn about the 4 step framework for assertive communication
  • Use scenarios to practise assertive responses to different situations

Afternoon Workshops (students choose one)

Negotiations Skills

Facilitated by Lorna Watson, Dell

The workshop lead by Lorna Watson, Education Services Director at Dell Technologies, will focus on negotiation skills. The purpose of the workshop is to create awareness of the concept of negotiation to assist with identifying opportunities to negotiate personal success and apply related skills to achieve a win-win positive outcome.

An Introduction to Design Thinking in the Modern World

Facilitated by Fanduel

Modern software development takes place in highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams. Long cycles of designers handing static layouts to developers, developers handing their code to testers, and testers pulling their hair out in despair are a thing of the past. Building great experiences for customers requires a culture where everyone has an equal part in coming up with ideas, and solving problems together. At the same time, we have to hit real-world deadlines, and we don’t have an infinite pot of money to spend.

Led by FanDuel staff with many years of experience working in cross-functional teams, this highly interactive workshop will give participants a taste of what it’s like to work together to pit your creativity against the constraints you’re likely to experience in a business context.

Participants will walk away with an understanding of generating crazy ideas for real users