Accelerate workshops - employability skills development
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Accelerate Workshops, organised by the Careers & Employability Service, are aimed at all Plymouth University students and recent graduates.

Participate in the bite-sized, interactive and informal Accelerate workshops that will develop and improve your knowledge and skills as well as build up your confidence in key employability topics.

They are run on various days and times during term time and topics are repeated at key times of year. 

Below are some Accelerate workshops running during Global Entrepreneurship Week that you may find useful.

Spaces are limited, so please book your place via the above link.

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Today's events

Considering self-employment - Being my own boss?

Tuesday 15 November (10:00 – 11:00)

  • Have you ever thought about being your own boss? 
  • Want to learn about being self-employed? 

Discover how anyone can create their own business. We are all entrepreneurs in some way, it’s not just all about The Apprentice and money, it is about the way you look at life and the changes you can make to the world. At the end of this workshop you will have a better understanding of what it means to be your own boss. This workshop is being delivered by one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence.

Networking - Practical tips

Tuesday 15 November (11:00 – 12:00)

  • Do you want to introduce yourself professionally with impact? 
  • Do you want to access hidden job opportunities? 

This workshop will enable you to gain an understanding of what networking is and how it can benefit you. You will identify opportunities to develop your professional contacts, and leave having created your own 30 second 'elevator pitch'.

Global opportunities for employability

Wednesday 16 November (11:00 – 12:00)

  • Do you want your CV to stand out from the competition? 
  • Are you considering how you can travel whilst gaining valuable experience? 

This workshop will enable you to find out more about opportunities around the world such as volunteering, employment and study. You will consider the benefits to be gained from spending time abroad and also consider some of the challenges, and leave having learned how to find opportunities abroad.

LinkedIn: Create your profile from scratch

Thursday 17 November (14:00 – 15:00)

  • Do you want access to expert advice and hidden job opportunities? 
  • Do you want to know more about LinkedIn - an online professional network? 

This workshop will enable you to discover the benefits of using LinkedIn. You will be guided through the basics of what LinkedIn can do, and leave having created or improved your basic profile. This workshop is suitable for those with little or no experience of LinkedIn. 

This workshop takes place in a University computer room, so please be prepared to log-in with your University username and password. Please also bring your LinkedIn log-in details. If you have not yet signed up for a LinkedIn account, please do so at before attending this workshop.

LinkedIn: Advanced tips

Thursday 17 November (15:00 – 16:00)

  • Do you want to maximise your use of LinkedIn? 
  • Do you want your profile to stand out? 

This workshop will enable you to gain advanced tips on how to maximise your LinkedIn profile. You will learn more about the built-in features, and leave having discovered how to grow your connections. This workshop is suitable for those who want to improve their LinkedIn profile and maximise their use of LinkedIn. 

This workshop takes place in a University computer room, so please be prepared to log-in with your University username and password. Please also bring your LinkedIn log-in details.

Plymouth Enterprise Week 2016

Plymouth University and its partners have once again put together an exciting programme of events and activities to suit a range of audiences, supporting the overarching ambition to build one global, entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Discover the full schedule of events
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