As a Kent student you have access to a wide range of free Study Plus events and workshops to help you develop your skills and meet others with similar interests.
Keep reading to see what’s on for the first half of November, including Meditation, Project Management, Passion for Photography and Emergency First Aid.
Wednesday 4 November 15.00-17.00 – ASPIRE – Spotting trends using the market
Business success lies in studying emerging trends and learning how to use market information to stay ahead of the curve and spot the next big thing.
In a 50-minute group challenge, develop a sustainable business proposition using market information and forecasts.
Wednesday 4 November 18.00-20.00 – Meditation Part 1
An experience-focused course, aimed at introducing meditative techniques with practical application and benefits to daily life, including work and study. Students will experience a range of meditative approaches, examining their background, principles, and applications to increase resilience, boost creativity and bolster confidence.
Friday 6 November 13.00-14.30 – Personal Presence and Impact
To introduce the concept of positive personal presence and impact and how it can benefit career development. You will come away;
- Understanding what we mean by personal presence and impact
- Knowing how to create a positive presence
- Understanding the role of authenticity for positive impact
- Recognising how personal presence and impact affects leadership potential
Friday 6 November 15.00-16.30 – Managing Stress
Stress is something that affects everyone. It causes you to feel overwhelmed with their studies, accounts for huge percentages of absences at work and can negatively impact our mental and physical health. Simply said if you do not take a proactive step to manage stress it could have terrible consequences.
This 90-minute workshop looks at what stress is and explores some of the benefits as well as the negative impacts of stress. Most importantly this workshop will provide you with practical tools you can implement to manage stress.
Monday 9 November 13.00-14.30 – Business email skills
Good email skills will help you secure a job and boost your career. However, many students enter the workforce without really knowing how to write clear, concise emails in a business environment.
In this course you will come away with a toolbox of practical solutions to plan, structure and write professional emails quickly. It also covers the principles of business email etiquette. It is highly interactive with group discussion, practice exercises and real-life examples from public and private sectors.
Wednesday 11 November 14.00-15.30 – Introduction to Project Management
Projects are happening all around us and in the workplace it is likely that you will find yourself either involved in a project or managing one.
The aim of this course is to share some tools and approaches that will help you set-up and deliver your project successfully.
Delivered on-line by an experienced project manager you will hear about real-life projects and what to do when things don’t quite go to plan. There will be opportunities to input into the course but this will be entirely optional.
Wednesday 11 November 14.00-17.00 Passion for Photography
- 14.00-15.00 Intro “A Passion for Photography” (lecture)
- 15.00-16.00 What the Camera Settings Mean (lecture)
- 16.00-17.00 Using those settings on Manual Mode
- How to set up your camera and operate it on manual mode
- What aperture, shutter speed and ISO mean
- How to expose a photo for indoors
- How to expose a photo for outdoors
Thursday 12 November – 15.00-17.30- Understanding Unconscious Bias at Work
When I think back to attending my first Equality workshop back in the early 00s the focus was something like this, “don’t do this, don’t say that, that’s racism, that’s sexual harassment, don’t forget to sign the attendance register…”. Sessions were about compliance, sharing information, and protecting the organisation. Now, of course, some of that still applies in 2020, but the conversation has evolved.
In this workshop we will explore the research, impact, and practical steps we can take to recognise, map and mitigate against the impact of unconscious bias in our working lives and beyond. In the session we will look at:
- What is unconscious bias?
- Understanding unconscious bias: the key principles and concepts
- Micro behaviours: assumptions, affirmations, and aggressions
- Practical steps to mitigate against unconscious bias
Saturday 14 November – 10.00-14.00 – Emergency First Aid
An introduction to Emergency first aid. This will be a 4 hour event.
Please note we have limited spaces available so book soon to avoid missing out!