Between the 3rd and the 14th of May 2021, TutorYou had the pleasure of hosting 9 of our closest university partners from the UK in an interactive webinar series with our collaborators, the British Council in Italy.
Each University presented a different degree course from the scope of employability Since education is arguably one of the most important investments for an individual, we decided to emphasise the practical focus of higher education in the UK. The courses presented ranged from Fashion Design to International Relations to Engineering, as our objective was to demonstrate that, with the right education, any path can lead to a successful and rewarding career. Also, given the ever-growing competition between young graduates, we wanted to assure prospective students that there will plenty of opportunities for them to excel in the workforce, as long as they know what factors contribute to employability and how to make informed decisions about their education.
The participating Universities were:
- City, University of London – Business & Management Studies
- The University of Sheffield – Employability in Engineering
- University of Reading – Politics & International Relations
- Oxford Brookes University – Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence
- University of Derby – Criminology & Forensic Science
- University of Essex – Journalism
- Lancaster University – Marketing & Advertising
- UCA (University for the Creative Arts) – Digital Fashion Design
- Falmouth University – Careers in Creative Industries
The TutorYou team held a special session on writing the Personal Statement, which is one of the most important components of a University application to the UK through the UCAS platform. Being a registered UCAS Centre, we have access to all the informative resources, which we wanted to share with students in a structured and constructive way. The session was very successful and students seemed to sincerely enjoy it, which is why we are considering hosting similar sessions in the future.
Our partners from the British Council also delivered two sessions, both related to skills needed by young people to succeed in the workforce. The first concerned the IELTS exam, which is the most recognised English language qualification. A high level of English is somewhat of a necessity for any individual, since it is the most universally recognised language and almost always a requirement for entering any kind of job in any sector.
The second presentation touched upon soft skills, and particularly how to be an effective presenter. Though they are often overlooked, soft skills are a must in today’s fast-paced world. Being able to capture and maintain someone’s attention is critical for most jobs requiring communication with others, while knowing how to deliver a message effectively is a super-power on it own. We were lucky to have Mr. Bruce Warburton, a teacher in the British Council with extensive experience on soft skill education for professionals!
Overall, we were delighted to welcome students from all around the world, who had the opportunity to converse with academics and current students, as well as admissions officers from some of the most popular universities in the UK. We hope to hold more of these events in the future and thank our partners for supporting us continuously!
The TutorYou Team