Personal and Professional Skills
Short courses - Covid-19 response
In response to the changed circumstances following the Covid-19 outbreak, we are in the process of reviewing our short course offer and determining how the different courses lend themselves to online content or a blended offering. As this process will take some time to complete, we have created a table to provide you with an overview of our short course offer for the remainder of this academic year. Please note these may be subject to change.
Learn how to make the most effective use of your talents, skills, energy and time to achieve your life and work goals.
One- and two-day workshops
Our new two-hour interactive workshops are for staff of any grade wishing to focus on developing specific skills in their toolkit. To maximise time in the workshop, there may be some pre-work to complete prior to attending.
Resources for Personal and Professional Skills
KnowHow resources on Resilience
Browse KnowHow's vast range of resources on building resilience and other key personal skills to help you manage the demands of the modern workplace.
Job shadowing guidelines
These helpful guidelines outline the benefits of job shadowing, and tips for making the experience more valuable for everyone involved.
Your body language shapes who you are
Amy Cuddy's famous TED talk about transforming your confidence with body language and 'power poses'.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R Covey's top-selling book focuses on the proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity.
The Book of Life - Work
The School of Life's inspiring blog has an enlightening chapter on the joys and challenges of finding meaningful work.
How to Get a Job You Love
John Lee's seminal book is a blueprint for anyone looking for work or planning a career change.
At jobs.ac.uk you can browse 1000's of university vacancies includes jobs in UK universities, Higher Education organisations and Further & Higher Education colleges.
The Bristol Futures open online courses are a new way for students, staff and alumni to develop essential skills and attributes and to learn about the three Bristol Futures themes of Innovation and Enterprise, Global Citizenship and Sustainable Futures.