Develop your employability

When organisations recruit new staff, they look for the skills and personal qualities the job requires. They then look for evidence of these skills during the application and interview process. To provide this evidence, you will need to understand the skills you possess and where you might have used them before. This could be in your studies, in any work experience and in your life generally.

It’s also useful to add to your skills whilst still at University which provides you with many opportunities to develop and enhance your existing ones. These include specific academic skills and knowledge related to your degree as well as generic skills such as communication, decision-making, and analytical thinking. You can develop more skills through extracurricular activities such as volunteering, sports, or being an active member of a student society, making you even more attractive to employers.

Explore the options below to develop and reflect on your skills.

ArrowDevelop your attributes and skills

Not sure how to sell yourself effectively? This short interactive module will help you identify your skills and provide evidence of them.


301 Academic Skills Centre

301 offers a flexible space with a range of services and activities to support your skills and development.

Women Global awareness and intercultural skills

Find out what it means to be culturally aware and why employers value it


Experience US

Access hundreds of opportunities to make your university experience unforgettable.

briefcase-smallDeveloping commercial awareness

Understand the business you are applying to and the role you will play within it.

Skills sessions

We offer a wide range of skills sessions to help you develop your transferable skills and provide evidence of them in applications and at interview.

Use Career Connect within MUSE to find out more about our events.