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Your time at University provides you with the opportunity to discover who you really are, enhance what you can do, and establish yourself as a working professional in a career that makes you smile. Starting to take some actions from the point of your first year to build, adjust and shape your career path will put you in a good place for securing a fulfilling and exciting future for yourself and achieving career success. Think about learning who you are, what different types of experience you can gain, and how you can go about building your network. Find out more below on how you can develop the tools and knowledge needed to begin making the most of your time with us.

Enhance Your Future Programme

The Enhance Your Future Programme is the University of Plymouth’s first-year personal and professional development programme that is either delivered to you as part of your degree course, or is available to take part in via a myCareer pathway (a self-directed course with online interactive exercises and reflective practice to engage in). 
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The programme aims to help you discover how to make the most of your degree and University experience in order to achieve career success. 
There are four core workshops that combined together will help provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to enable your launch into an exciting future:
  • Who am I – develop an understanding of your self-awareness and reflect on your values and personality, as well as how these can influence ideal work environments.
  • Possibilities and opportunities – discover tools open to you for exploring work experience and graduate opportunities, and learn about how networking can support your career research and personal development.
  • Decision making – gain an awareness of different decision making styles and the importance of using a combination of these, as well as of building a growth mindset and increasing your resilience, to effectively broaden your horizons and aid your career decision making.
  • Telling your story – learn how to create and showcase your own personal brand, effectively articulating the breadth and depth of your skills and abilities to the gate keepers of future opportunities.
Kiara Boobyer

Ten things I wish I knew in my first year

First year of university is the year where you learn the most, not necessarily in terms of content of your degree but in terms of life skills and living alone. These tips are designed to help first year students make the most of their time as a fresher. 
Our student information assistant, Kiara Boobyer, talks about the ten things she wishes she knew in first year of University.

Making the most of university to achieve career success

See how past students (alumni) made the most of their university experience to help get them where they are today.
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