Undergraduate Skills Programme
The Undergraduate Skills Programme is designed to help you develop your academic, personal and professional skills throughout your time at Warwick, at whatever stage you are in your degree. We offer this to you through several schemes, awards and workshops that are free to participate in.
There are 17 Warwick Skills Workshops that run throughout the year and they focus on enhancing your ability to study more effectively, developing your self-confidence and contributing towards your employability. The best workshop to begin with is the ‘Getting Started on Skills Development and the Warwick Skills Portfolio Award’. Attendance at these workshops may lead to the Warwick Skills Portfolio Award (WSPA): a University of Warwick certificate that can be achieved by compiling a personalised Skills Portfolio which will provide evidence of your skill development.
If you would like to develop your leadership skills, the Warwick Skills Leadership Scheme aims to provide relevant skills training to students involved in leading and/or managing extra-curricular projects or similar activities during their time at Warwick.
Experience research first-hand with leading academics across the University through the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme (URSS)
Finally, we run Academic Writing courses for students and we have Writing Mentors if you’d like free 1:1 advice on your assignment writing skills. For other academic skills related queries, our Academic Skills Advisers can give you 1:1 support if you’d like help with your study skills, from managing your time to coming up with exam strategies.
Have a look through the Undergraduate Skills Programme and book online through myAdvantage. go.warwick.ac.uk/usp
“The last 10 months have been very exciting as I have settled into University life, and I have certainly tried to make the most of it, both inside and out of my academic studies. As part of this, I have spent much of my time working on my personal and academic skills through the completion of six Warwick Skills Workshops, spread out across each of the three terms.” – 1st year, UG student
“I think the main thing that I’ve really developed from this year is my confidence. I feel like I can stand up to many more situations now. I don’t feel as worried about getting a job now as I have developed so many skills from this experience. I have improved my communication, presentation, team work skills, time management and organisation skills. All these are really important when you go in to a job. These are especially important as I have been thinking about becoming a teacher. I have recently been teacher shadowing at my school and I really enjoyed it! I have become a lot more believing in myself and I feel like I can do anything I set my mind to. For this I am really grateful that I did the Warwick Skills Portfolio Award.” – 3rd year UG, Chemistry