BUV students are constantly immersed in various career workshops and seminars, skill training, and different field trips to companies and organisations to get exposed to the real working environment. BUV is confident that its students are equipped with the highest quality international learning experience with a personal development programme that can suit everyone.
Marketing Management Student
Now that you mention it, I can only recall the last workshop that I attend to, which is called “Developing resilience.”
This workshop (as well as most of SE’s Workshop that I attend) are mostly about professionalism and social skills enhancement. I’m the one who would love to join SE workshop from day one, because I know clearly that I can learn a ton from these, whether it is about career development or soft skills. These are really useful; I wish more people could spend their time joining these events – which seems to be the thing that makes BUV stand out from other universities.
As a significant component of the Personal and Social Growth (PSG) Programme, extra-curricular classes and short courses offered by BUV support students in developing their language competence, market sought-after skills, practical knowledge, as well as obtaining professional certifications and qualifications valued by employers, which will turn students into highly skilled and employable graduates.
At the beginning of each semester, students have the opportunity to register for a wide range of free extracurricular and short courses on various topics. Moreover, the courses’ topics are frequently updated, and new courses can be added according to the market’s ever-changing needs, as well as students’ interests and aspirations.
Currently, extra-curricular classes and short courses under the PSG Programme are designed under 03 main categories with the following topics:
- Foreign languages
- Skills development:
- Event planning and organising
- Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
- Adobe Premiere
- Digital Marketing
- Data Analytics
- Business Case
- Professional certifications and qualifications:
- MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
- ICAEW CFAB: ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting & Business
- AWS: Amazon Web Services Certification
- CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate
- WSET: Wine & Spirit Education Trust
This list of course offerings is subject to be updated and revised every semester depending on outcomes and market needs. Some courses are also designed for specific groups of cohorts and programmes to enhance their technical skills as required by the corporate world.
Aside from extra-curricular classes and short courses offered by BUV, students are encouraged to take online courses via certified, professional digital learning platforms as they wish to further develop their skills and knowledge.
Upon completion of the extra-curricular classes and short courses, as well as achievement of professional certifications and qualifications, students can earn points for their PSG transcripts, which document personal and social growth activities that students have undertaken in their undergraduate journey. The transcripts will reflect students’ efforts to grow personally and professionally, making a significant competitive advantage in their future endeavors.
International Hospitality Management Student
Honestly, I am so fascinated by the variety of BUV workshops and seminars. It goes from work/study-related workshops to well-being workshops to life-experience workshops with so many experts and reliable people in the industry. For example, the most recent workshop I have joined are Professional Etiquette: “No” Boundaries (How to say “No” in the workplace and should we say “No”) and how to adapt with uncertainty. Others that impressed me were the “Boundaries” workshop (category: Well-being), the “Sex and the first time” workshop (category: Life-experience), the “Finance after Marriage” workshop and so on.
It helps me a lot on the journey of self-reflecting and self-learning as each workshop, each speaker provides me with a different perspective and I can learn from that to adjust my attitude, behaviours, body language and words. Without the SE workshops, I could not have gained such achievements on my journey as I have now, and I could not have such healthy relationships as I have now.
Generally speaking, it is a real treasure to BUV students. I feel like the SE department has made the best effort to bring the best knowledge to us. Very handy, I just need to take it!