Steve Creffield of Evolve Integral Ltd commented: “This was my second year delivering at the Skills Academy and it was just as richly rewarding as the first. The intention of the academy sessions is clear - to support students in acquiring skills and awareness that will serve them in their professional lives. The venue was outstanding - spacious, light, full, really well equipped and flexible.
“What I also love is these sessions are voluntary so everyone there has been pulled there by their own curiosity and motivation. I had about 30 students in the room. We spent the first half opening ourselves up to the idea that design is a vital component in effective presenting. Then in the second half we explored the mind-body-audience triad of effective delivery. The group came with a curious and motivated mind - how can it not be a delight to host a session. I am extremely grateful for having had this opportunity.”
Sarah Blappert, a first year student on the Psychology BSc Honours course said: “I have attended many sessions at the Skills Academy and I find them really helpful in order to become more professional. I will definitely keep attending these free opportunities to improve my skills and knowledge.”
University of Westminster thanks Goldman Sachs, Teach First, Talentbe, Apptitude Digital Solutions, The Stephen Lawrence Trust, Fortified.com, Evolve Integral Ltd, Dwainreid.com and The Thinking Revolution for their participation and support in the Skills Academy.
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