What is Boost?

Boost is a ground-breaking personal and work development programme for undergraduates in the early stages of their careers. Delivered over four days of interactive workshops, it will enable you to develop your career and life goals, and make the most of your potential. 

The Boost programme will help you to:

  • make decisions and set goals
  • boost your confidence and personal effectiveness
  • balance your work and personal life
  • assert yourself and gain influence
  • take clear, practical, realistic steps in your career and personal development.

Our licensed trainers from the Careers & Employability Service will guide you through the programme. You will work in a supportive environment alongside other students and industry professionals from a range of backgrounds. 

Our licensed trainers from the Careers & Employability Service are:

  • Paul Gillard (Careers Adviser)
  • Claire Guy (Careers Adviser)
  • Remy Foucher (Placements and Employer Liaison Adviser)

Who is eligible for Boost?

Undergraduate students with some experience in the workplace or those who are about to enter the workplace. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including those who are the first in their family to go to university.

How do I apply for the Boost programme?

Places are free and are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. You need to be prepared to attend all four days of the programme. Please use the links below to complete a short application form for our forthcoming programmes.

The first semester programme dates are Friday 6 October, Friday 13 October, Friday 20 October and Friday 3 November and will run from 13:00 until 19:00. Apply for the programme at

Or contact us at or call Alena on +44 1752 587445.

Places are limited, so even if you apply before the deadline you cannot be guaranteed a place. 

*Please note that applications are submitted through SurveyMonkey. SurveyMonkey is a third-party data capture tool which is not owned or managed by the University of Plymouth. Information about how your data is treated can be found on SurveyMonkey’s Privacy Policy webpage.

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