The Personal & Social Growth (PSG) Programme for undergraduate students is one of three key drivers of British University Vietnam (BUV), along with the accredited British and international higher education degrees and training programmes in Vietnam, as well as a 5-star university campus with state-of-the-art learning spaces and excellent support services.
Upon successful completion of the PSG programme, students will be awarded a detailed PSG transcript that documents their prizes, projects, activities, and PSG credit points accumulated throughout their time at BUV. The PSG transcript is a competitive advantage for students to confidently step into the real world.
The PSG programme is a unique initiative exclusively for undergraduate students at British University Vietnam (BUV), which is designed with a mission to develop a young generation who:
- Are well-rounded and adept in a wide range of personal, career, social, and academic aspects, which prepare them for future success
- Are highly employable graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and experience, as well as a positive attitude and work ethics
- Are innovative, imaginative, and respectfully confident with the ability to pioneer, lead themselves and others to empower positive changes on a local and global scale
- Are socially and culturally inclusive with an understanding of their own values and a willingness to embrace different perspectives
- Have excellent skills to study academic programmes effectively and are committed to continuous learning & development to explore and create new knowledge
- Are representative of BUV’s missions and core values: kindness and respect, collaboration and innovation, sustainability and responsibilities, learning and relearning
Actualising its missions, the PSG Programme offers students unlimited opportunities to join a wide range of meaningful, practical and creative activities outside the classroom in diverse areas. These activities are catered to the diverse interests, aspirations, career paths, and personal development plans of students, and are connected to British University Vietnam (BUV)’s missions and core values, graduate attributes as well as the needs of society in an ever-changing world.
PSG offerings are categorised into four main quadrants and 16 categories, supported by big interdisciplinary projects. The main four quadrants are:
- Work & Career Readiness
- University & Community Engagement
- Social, Cultural, Emotional Development
- Academic Excellence
Throughout the journey at BUV, students will be provided with detailed information and guidance, as well as dedicated support from different departments to design a personalised development plan and adjust the plan regularly depending on each student’s unique needs and aspirations.
04 PSG QUADRANTS
The Work & Career Readiness quadrant in the PSG programme will provide students with comprehensive career guidance and employability skill development, turning students into highly employable graduates with outstanding professional competencies, strong work ethics, and an interdisciplinary skill set.
Furthermore, extensive support from the Career Services team and BUV’s partnerships with over 500 professional organisations will provide BUV students with work and internship opportunities at various leading companies, expanding their work experience before graduation.
Participating in the University & Community Engagement activities, students will develop ethics of kindness and caring, becoming active citizens and future leaders with the ability to lead, self-motivate and motivate others, empowering positive changes within individuals, local communities, and society.
Moreover, as BUV has broad connections with universities in the United Kingdom, students have the opportunity to study abroad and connect with international students coming to Viet Nam. These experiences will inspire students to explore diverse cultural values, develop international perspectives, and become well-rounded global citizens.
Services and activities in the quadrant Social, Cultural, Emotional Development help students become well-rounded individuals both in how they manage themselves and their relationships with others.
As students develop competency in social, cultural, and emotional awareness, they will uplift the values of kindness and respect, embracing diversity with compassion and care for those around them. In doing so, students will learn to manage their thoughts, behaviours, and reactions effectively and thoughtfully in different contexts and settings, which will drive meaningful relationships in their lives.
Services and activities in the core area Academic Excellence focuses on developing the study skills of all BUV students.
These activities encourage students to foster strong academic skills for effective learning in their degrees and exceeding their academic goals.
Students will also gain the opportunity to share their academic interests with the BUV community for mutual development. In addition, the quadrant empowers students with strong interests in academia to nurture their talents in researching and creating new knowledge.