Project Management

Date: 27-28/11/2012
The Management Centre, Bangor University
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CMI Leadership & Management Programmes: Mastering Financial Management Master-class

15-16/11/2012

The Management Centre, Bangor University
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Four Day Android Development Workshop

13/11/12 to 16/11/12

Software Alliance Wales, Bangor University
Bangor University, Computer Science Department
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Digital Technology and the Wellbeing of the Young Person Symposium

01/11/2012
Inventorium
Adeilad Reichel, Ffriddoedd Site, Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor LL57 2TR
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Mobile Apps Workshop
30/10/2012
Inventorium
Galeri, Victoria Dock, Caernarfon LL55 1SQ
http://www.inventorium.org/events/mobile-apps-workshop/

Practical Guide to Carbon Footprinting Workshops
18/10/2012
Carbon Trust in Partnership with Green Innovation Network
Venue Cymru, Llandudno
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Practical Guide to Carbon Footprinting Workshops
17/10/2012
Carbon Trust in Partnership with Green Innovation Network
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
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Practical Guide to Carbon Footprinting Workshops
16/10/2012
Carbon Trust in Partnership with Green Innovation Network
Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil
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Android Development Workshop

10/10/12

Software Alliance Wales, Bangor University

Ty Menai, Parc Menai, Bangor
http://softwarealliancewales.com/?page=2012_10_10_Android_Development_Workshop&lg=eng

Green Innovation Network Quarterly
04/10/2012
Green Innovation Network, Bangor University
The Quay, Deganwy

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1st Ceredigion ‘Jelly’ Event

04/10/2012
Skill Centre Staff at Aberystwyth are excited to provide support for this new initiative for the local business community.
Following the successful programme of ‘Jelly’ events held in North Wales, the session on the 4th of October will provide a central space for those who traditionally work from home in the Mid-wales area to come together with likeminded individuals to work, chat and collaborate.
To join in all that is required is a laptop and whatever else you need to get your work done.
Inventorium will provide the rest - chairs, desks, Wi-Fi, tea, coffee and lunch!
To register visit - www.inventorium.org/events
Where : The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. SY23 3BU
When : 4th October 10.00 until 16.00

Information Privacy, Security and Forensics in the Digital Age

06/09/2012

Hosted by Aberystwyth University and the National Library Wales

http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/dis/research/privacy-security-forensics-symposium/

Gwynedd and Anglesey Jelly Event

05/09/2012

Jelly is a casual working event. It's taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person's home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.

You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition. The event will be very relaxed and you will be left to get on with your own work, network, and join in on discussions or all three.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. This event is open to all.

To register visit:

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3902725156

Where : The Management Centre, College Road, Bangor. LL57 2DG

Translation Technology Workshop, Aberystwyth
13/07/2012
Language Technologies Workshop, Canolfan Bedwyr, in cooperation with Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru
Coffee and lunch will be served on site.
The workshop is sponsored by the Skills Centre, Bangor University and therefore there is no fee for the workshop or refreshments. The number of participants is confined to 12, and registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register email Delyth Prys on d.prys@bangor.ac.uk, or phone 01248 382800.
This workshop is suitable for translation managers, professional translators and trainee translators who want practical experience of use translation technology. This is a Welsh-medium workshop, please contact us if you would like to attend a similar English-medium one.
Programme:
10.30 Arrive and coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Morning Session
Translation process workflow
• Introduction: Workflow principles
• Practical session: Workflow software
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30 – Afternoon session
Electronic translation aids
• Introduction: Principles of electronic aids
• Practical session: Translation memory and other integrated aids
3.00- 3.30 Coffee and feedback

What the delegates said about the workshop:

"Convenient location and comfortable."
"The presenter was extremely supportive."

 

Translation Technology Workshop, Swansea
12/07/2012
Language Technologies Workshop, Canolfan Bedwyr, in cooperation with Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru
Coffee and lunch will be in the Margam Classrooms Foyer.
The workshop is sponsored by the Skills Centre, Bangor University and therefore there is no fee for the workshop or refreshments. The number of participants is confined to 12, and registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register email Delyth Prys on d.prys@bangor.ac.uk, or phone 01248 382800.
This workshop is suitable for translation managers, professional translators and trainee translators who want practical experience of use translation technology. This is a Welsh-medium workshop, please contact us if you would like to attend a similar English-medium one.
Programme:
10.30 Arrive and coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Morning Session
Translation process workflow
• Introduction: Workflow principles
• Practical session: Workflow software
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30 – Afternoon session
Electronic translation aids
• Introduction: Principles of electronic aids
• Practical session: Translation memory and other integrated aids
3.00- 3.30 Coffee and feedback

 What the delegates said about the workshop:
"Very  useful day. Thankyou!"
"Very interesting, very interested in developing a system for our own company."

 

Procurement Law and Strategy for SMEs

28/03/2012
Management Centre

Winning in Tendering in conjunction with the Skills Centre present a unique free of charge event which is aiming to introduce small and medium sized businesses to procurement law and strategy.

An introduction to the Winning in Tendering Project will be provided as well as a brief introduction to procurement law by Project Leader and Head of the School of Law School, Bangor, Professor Dermot Cahill. Procurement Law Specialist Dr. Ama Eyo will then give a lecture on Procurement Law and Strategy. A presentation about the Tender Review Service offered by Winning in Tendering will end the event.

The event welcomes owners and representatives from small and medium sized businesses regardless of their procurement experience. The speakers at the event are a mixture of Bangor University Lecturers and Procurement Law and Business specialists, who are extremely experienced in this subject area.

The event will be extremely beneficial for businesses that wish to be more successful in tendering for public sector contracts, gain a better knowledge of the law which surrounds this area, or simply find out more about procurement.

To RSVP please register via our online shop by 25th January 2012.

Details of the event:

8.00am- 8.30am - Breakfast

8.30am- 8.45am - Prof. Dermot Cahill/Gary Clifford - Overview of the WiT Project/ Introduction to Procurement Law.

8.45am- 9.30am - Dr. Ama Eyo - Public Procurement Law and Strategy

9.30am-10.00am - Gary Clifford and Ceri Evans - Tender Review Service

Practical Marketing for Welsh SMEs

November 2011

Are your marketing skills up to scratch? Are you struggling with your marketing planning?

A new CPD course from the School of Management and Business in Aberystwyth University

Who should attend?
Anyone working in a small business with a marketing remit

When?
This is a 10 week course, run fortnightly as 2 hour early evening sessions from November 2011

Health and Wellbeing Public Lecture Series Two
October 2011 - May 2012

The Skills Centre is delighted to announce that they have secured funding for the Health and Wellbeing Lecture Series programme for 2011/12 from the National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare (NLIAH). Delivered in partnership with Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, the Skills Centre hopes to build on the success of Series One of the lectures (held between October 2010 and April 2011), which attracted over 400 delegates.

The lectures, which are open to the public and free of charge to attend have covered a range of topics from Stress Management to Nutrition and Healthy Ageing; attracting a range of delegates from healthcare professionals to college students and educators.

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Translation Technology Workshop
23/09/2011

Language Technologies Workshop, Canolfan Bedwyr, in cooperation with Cymdeithas Cyfieithwyr Cymru

Room C2, Main Arts Building, College Road, Bangor.
Coffee and lunch will be in the foyer of the Main Arts Building.

The workshop is sponsored by the Skills Centre and therefore there is no fee for the workshop or refreshments. The number of participants is confined to 12, and registration is on a first come first serve basis. To register email Delyth Prys on d.prys@bangor.ac.uk, or phone 01248 382800.

This workshop is suitable for translation managers, professional translators and trainee translators who want practical experience of use translation technology. This is a Welsh-medium workshop, please contact us if you would like to attend a similar English-medium one.

Programme:

10.30 Arrive and coffee
11.00 – 12.30 Morning Session
Translation process workflow
• Introduction: Workflow principles
• Practical session: Workflow software
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30 – Afternoon session
Electronic translation aids
• Introduction: Principles of electronic aids
• Practical session: Translation memory and other integrated aids
3.00- 3.30 Coffee and feedback

e-Crime Business Breakfast:  Protecting your business from e-Criminals

22/09/2011

The Management Centre

The Skills Centre partnership with e-crime Wales continues to develop, with further e-crime Business Breakfasts being delivered throughout the North West Wales region. The collaboration has held successful events in Bangor, Llangefni and Pwhelli which have attracted a variety of local businesses and have received positive feedback from those delegates attending.

The workshops have provided topical and practical information on the threats to businesses in the region and have offered expert preventative advice. These speakers have been addressing a multitude of queries from local businesses on the dangers of e-crime and how businesses could protect themselves and stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.

With the attempts to commit this type of crime growing at an alarming rate, and with Welsh businesses being increasingly targeted, the need for such advice has never been greater. The next e-crime workshop will be featured during Anglesey Business Week on Thursday September 22nd 2011, 8.30-10.30am at The Management Centre in Bangor University.

Skills Centre Marketing Masterclass

20/09/2011

On Tuesday September 20th 2011, as part of Anglesey Business Week, The Skills Centre will be hosting a Marketing Masterclass at Bangor University. This event is tailored for local businesses and aims to improve the marketing knowledge and capabilities amongst these organisations. This business breakfast is free to attend and will run from 7.45am to 11.30am beginning with an opportunity to network over breakfast.

During the course of the morning there will be four x 40 minute presentations, delivered by a mix of Bangor University academic staff and private sector marketing experts. These sessions will focus on relevant and practical advice that businesses can incorporate into their marketing activities.

There will be a 30 minute Q&A session with the four presenters on the panel. This will be an opportunity for visiting businesses to ask the panel for marketing advice relating to their organisation as well as a chance to share thoughts and their knowledge with other organisations.

Places will be limited and we anticipate high demand so to book your place now please contact the Skills Centre directly on 01248 365918 or email skillscentre@bangor.ac.uk.

Planning the future of the Farm and Introducing the New Generation

15/09/2011

Course Fee: £50 plus VAT (non- accredited) £125 plus VAT - 3 accredited Law Society CPD points

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Department of Law and Criminology

Continuing Professional Development Courses

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GO Wales at the Royal Welsh Show
July 2011

Thanks to funding from the Skills Centre, Aberystwyth’s local GO Wales business liaison team, based in the Careers Advisory Service, will be represented on the Lantra stand at the Royal Welsh Show this year. This provides an exciting opportunity to connect with, among others, the land based and environmental industries which represent some of the key employers in this area of Wales.

GO Wales is an ESF and HEFCW- funded project providing support to businesses in Wales. It offers a variety of services to help businesses recruit and retain graduate staff and thousands of businesses in Wales have already benefited from the GO Wales programme.

For more details contact gowales@aber.ac.uk or see www.gowales.co.uk

Family Law Update

12/07/2011

Centre for Legal Practice

In association with the Department of Law and Criminology

Course Fee: £125 plus VAT - 3 accredited Law Society CPD points

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Presenters:

Topics Covered to Include:

Register by 1st July 2011

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e-Crime Business Breakfast: Protecting your business from e-Criminals

29/06/2011

Pwllheli Sailing Club

Business Breakfast on Wednesday 29th June, 2011, 8.30 – 10.30 am, at a special briefing for business people in Pwllheli Sailing Club.

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Wills & Lifetime Planning: Opportunities & Pitfalls

23/06/2011

Course Fee: £125 plus VAT - 3 accredited Law Society CPD points

£75 plus VAT - Non Accredited

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

Presenters:

Topics Covered to Include:

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Marketing Surgery

16/06/2011

On Thursday 16th June 2011, during Universities Week, The Skills Centre hosted a Marketing Surgery in the Management Centre at Bangor University. This event was tailored for local businesses and aimed to improve the marketing knowledge and capabilities amongst these organisations.

This Surgery was of particular relevance to local businesses that do not have the time or resources to fully implement marketing strategies, and those who wished to gain insightful, applicable advice on how they can improve marketing their businesses.

Marketing Surgery Presentations

Chris Walker (Principal Consultant of People Systems International and Business Advisor, Venture Wales) – ‘Boot-Strap Marketing: Finding Customers: Getting Sales

Dr Roz Jones (Bangor Business School Lecturer) ­ 'Entrepreneurial Approaches to Marketing: Driving business growth, ensuring sustainability

Debbie Williams (Founder and MD of debbidoo Ltd) – ‘Social media marketing: The rules of engagement

Dr Marwan Khammash (Bangor Business School Lecturer and Deputy Director of forTANK) – 'Consumer Behaviour: How consumers make decisions and decide what to buy'

 What the delegates said about the Marketing Surgery:

“Very good speakers with up to date advice”

“It was useful seeing so many new businesses rather than the ‘usual suspects’

“Relaxed and friendly atmosphere, wide variety of business owners and thoughts and ideas”

“It’s always good to hear from/share thoughts with other people involved with SMEs and its good to have support from The University. We feel more part of something rather than out their on our own.”

Programme of Law CPD Courses
07/04/2011

Following the success of the 2010 Law CPD Courses which have been put on by the Centre for Legal Practice at Aberystwyth University and the Skills Centre, we are pleased to announce that we have now confirmed the Spring Programme.  Topics covered will include Family Law Update, Taxation Post Death and Wills and Lifetime Planning. Each course will bear Law Society CPD points awarded through Aberystwyth University.

Centre for Legal Practice in association with the Department of Law and Criminology

WILLS & LIFETIME PLANNING: Opportunities & Pitfalls

07/04/2011

Course Fee: £125 plus VAT - 3 accredited Law Society CPD points

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

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TAXATION ISSUES DURING THE ADMINISTRATION PERIOD

07/04/2011

Course Fee: £125 plus VAT - 3 accredited Law Society CPD points

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

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e-Crime Business Breakfast: Protecting your business from e-Criminals

29/03/2011

The e-Crime Business Breakfast, delivered by e-Crime Wales in partnership with the Skills Centre on Tuesday 29th March at the Technium CAST in Bangor, was a resounding success. The workshop, titled ‘Protecting your business from e-criminals’, featured talks delivered by three experienced and highly qualified professionals in the field of e-Security.

Speakers included Dr Les Pritchard from Forensic Investigation and Security Advice (FIASA); Peter Williams, The Welsh Assembly Government’s Strategic Planning and Support Executive and DC Andrea Barnard of the North Wales Police.   The presentations provided insightful and practical information on the threats to businesses in the region and offered expert preventative advice. These speakers addressed a multitude of local businesses on the dangers of e-crime and how businesses could protect themselves and stay one step ahead of cyber criminals.

With the attempts to commit this type of crime growing at an alarming rate, and with Welsh businesses being increasingly targeted, the need for such advice has never been greater. The Skills Centre hope to continue its partnership with e-Crime Wales, and news of future collaborations and workshops will be posted on the Skills Centre website.

The Research and Enterprise Partnership incorporating the Skills Centre is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Spotlight Mid Wales Business event. Taking place on Friday 11th March 2011 Theatr Hafren, Newtown.

The event will showcase business in Mid Wales with a keynote speech from - Tim Smit KBE, Chief Executive and Co-founder of The Eden Project.

Full details of this event can be found at: www.spotlightmidwales.com

Student Experience Fair 2011

23/02/2011

The Skills Centre was pleased to sponsor the Student Experience Fair 2011, which was held on Wednesday 23rd February.

This event focused on the employability skills that students can gain from voluntary, paid and non-paid work experience. It provided local organisations the chance to engage with students about opportunities and potential experiences available to them.

In collaboration with the Careers Advisory Service the Skills Centre conducted a survey into the motivations for students to volunteer, and will be looking to compare these findings with a national survey ‘bursting the bubble’-

http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/about/vinspired-students/about-our-project/research/bursting-bubble

If you would like more details on the above event or other employability activities that the Skills Centre is involved with please contact us:

Aberystwyth: abscbookings@aber.ac.uk

Bangor: skillscentre@bangor.ac.uk

Cross Compliance: Dealing with breaches to the Single Payment Scheme and Agri-Environment Schemes

12/01/2011

The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen

This session from the Centre for Legal Practice in collaboration with the Department of Law and Criminology will provide information to delegates dealing with breaches to the single payment scheme and agri-environment schemes.

Cross Compliance: Dealing with breaches to the Single Payment Scheme and Agri-Environment Schemes

07/12/2010

Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University

This session from the Centre for Legal Practice in collaboration with the Department of Law and Criminology will provide information to delegates dealing with breaches to the single payment scheme and agri-environment schemes.

Careers in Sports and Leisure Conference

24/11/2010

On Wednesday 24th November 2010 the Skills Centre provided transport for 43 students of the Sport and Exercise Science Department, Aberystwyth University, to travel to the annual Careers in Sports and Leisure Conference at the Telford International Centre. This event attracted over 5000 students across the two days from all over the country.The conference provided a great opportunity for students to meet representatives from the industry and better understand the skills that are needed for a career in the sports and leisure sector.

One student that attended said "Overall I thought the careers conference was an excellent opportunity to gain some insight into a wide variety of career prospects. The presentations were informative and speakers were very approachable and ready to answer any questions."

For further information on the employability skills work that Skills Centre are doing please feel free to contact us at the email address on the bottom of this page.

Health and Wellbeing Public Lecture Series One

October 2010 – April 2011
Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Tuesday Evenings 6.00 - 8.30 p.m.

The first series of public lectures in Health and Wellbeing organised by the Skills Centre in partnership with Coleg Llandrillo Cymru

This initial series of monthly lectures is being held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, and has been running from October 2010 and finishes in April 2011. The lectures have been designed to appeal to a wide audience, and have covered diverse aspects of Health and Wellbeing such as Stress Management, Nutrition in Children and Chronic Disease Management. The lectures are free of charge and are open to the public. Those attending come from a variety of backgrounds, from professionals working in health or social care, to carers, students and those who have a particular interest in the topic of the evening. The evenings are organised into two sessions, with an interval for refreshments and networking opportunities.

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Residential Conveyancing Update

21/09/2010

The Skills Centre is pleased to announce they are offering a new CPD course.

The Gathering Storm: How to Survive Recession Through Redundancies and Cost Cutting Contract Changes

29/07/2010

The Skills Centre is pleased to announce they are offering a new CPD course.

Business Breakfast for the Waste Management Industry

23/07/2010

The Skills Centre is pleased to announce they successfully hosted a Business Breakfast for the Waste Management Industry on Friday 23rd July 2010. Click here for an Event Programme or for the speakers' presentations:

Aled Davies, Energy and Utility Skills

Rebecca Colley-Huck, CIWM Cymru

Calvin Davies, CYLCH

'Learning the Law' at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show

21/07/2010

The Centre for Legal Practice in collaboration with the Skills Centre invites you to attend a selection of taster sessions showcasing the wide variety of professional development courses that are currently being offered to businesses.

Skills Centre Conference

23/06/2010

The Skills Centre is pleased to announce that they hosted the Sustainable Skills Conference 2010, on 23rd June 2010 at Prichard Jones Hall, Bangor University. The conference’s keynote speaker was Ms. Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green and Black’s Organic Chocolate. Ms Fairley discussed her experiences of business start-up, investment and developing her company from SME-level into a successful international corporation: thus making her an extremely valuable speaker at the Sustainable Skills Conference 2010. Other speakers during the day included Elaine Moore (Wales Manager, Alliance of Sector Skills Councils), Keith Williams (The Open University) and two business case-studies conducted by local companies; delegates were also given the opportunity to partake in two Master Classes on topics such as skills gaps and obstacles to skills training.

Employability Evening

09/05/2010

The Skills Centre has supported another department at Aberystwyth University to develop the employability skills of students.

Alun Jones, the Chief Executive of Menter a Busnes, recently gave a presentation to some of the Welsh Department’s students, based on the theme ‘Language, Economy and the Workplace’. As well as presenting the work of the company and mentioning some of their ongoing projects and plans, Alun Jones referred to the value of Welsh to a business. He has noticed that many of Menter a Busnes’ customers and clients now attach great importance to doing business bilingually, and although there has been an obvious reduction in the number of new jobs advertised in both the public and private sectors in Wales recently, he was keen to emphasise to the Department’s students that a qualification in Welsh is a definite advantage.

The Department of Welsh has shown initiative by creating a new vocational module, ‘Y Gymraeg yn y Gweithle’, which gives students the opportunity to undertake work experience and a taste of working through the medium of Welsh in a professional environment. Due to this work experience, the students are much more in tune with the needs and requirements of employers in Wales.

On Monday 9th May the Skills Centre hosted it's first employability evening, arranged by the Department of History and Welsh History with support of the Aberystwyth University Careers Advisory Service.

The event provided students with the opportunity to listen to talks on employability skills required for the work place by a panel comprising Colin McInnes (Dean of Postgraduate Studies at AU), Annwen Jones (Partner, Morris & Bates Solicitors) and Scott Lloyd (The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales). By blending the perspectives and experiences of all panel members, students gained a comprehensive understanding of the skills that they have acquired throughout their study and what employers will be looking for.

These talks were followed by a question and answer session facilitated by Professor Phillipp Schofield (Head of Department), enabling students to address any concerns and queries in relation to employability. Sian Furlong-Davies (Careers Advisory Service) provided useful guidance on the support and resources available to students and highlighted some of the services and activities that underpin the Aberystwyth University Employability Strategy.

Dr James Cooper, responsible for organising the evening, was very pleased with all that the event achieved and discussions have begun on how to develop this activity to ensure that next year’s event builds on the successes of Monday evening.

Below are comments from some of those that attended the evening –

"It was gratifying to be given the opportunity to participate in this event and to support our History and Welsh History Department in this development.  The students who attended were clearly engaged in the discussions that ensued and they were a credit to their department.  We are grateful to Annwen, Scott and Colin for their insightful contributions on the importance of developing employability skills during university studies and are delighted to see departments such as History and Welsh History engaging fully with the university’s employability strategy – and giving their students that all important edge in the graduate labour market".  (Siân Furlong-Davies, Careers Advisory Service)

"It was fascinating to hear the sort of career avenues my degree opens up to me."

"It made me realise that I actually have more skills than I initially thought."

"It was nice to see the department take an interest in what I do after my degree."

2010 BASES Annual Student Conference

31/03/2010

The Skills Centre is proud to be a sponsor of The British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences annual Student Conference 2010 hosted by Aberystwyth University.

On the first day of the event the Skills Centre will be running an Undergraduate Skills Workshop focused on networking. During this session we will highlight the importance to students of effective networking to enhance their profile and their understanding of the role it can play in business.

The second day of the event will see the Skills Centre host a workshop involving the Dynamo Role Models, who currently practise within differing sectors of industry. This session will provide an opportunity for undergraduates to hear about the first hand experiences of people who have set up their own business. Students will gain knowledge of practical issues/problems which these role models have encountered.

The Skills Centre will also have a presence throughout the event.

Sector Skills Alliance Conference

2-3/02/2010

The Skills Centre is proud to announce that they successfully sponsored the first annual Sector Skills Alliance Conference in Solihull on the 2nd and 3rd February 2010..

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Skills Centre Official Launch

08/10/2009

The Skills Centre enjoyed its official launch on 8th October 2009 at The Management Centre, Bangor University.. Click here for more details, photographs and downloads.