"A degree alone is not enough. Employers are looking for more than just technical skills and knowledge of a degree discipline. They particularly value skills such as communication, team working and problem solving. Job applicants who can demonstrate that they have developed these skills will have a real advantage."
Digby Jones - Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry.
Similarly, technical skills and academic knowledge are not enough to be successful in your studies either: information handling, workload management, and high-level writing and thinking skills are critical to academic success.
To be successful both academically and in employment you need to develop a range of skills including:
Opportunities to develop all of these skills are available within the University, so use this site to start work on your development!
Students at Bristol University may use this Web site to search for skills courses and learning resources made available by a variety of providers.
Note: Your department or faculty may also make available skills development opportunities not shown on this site. Consult your student handbook and check with your departmental administrator for further information.