Ravensbourne
03 Nov 2014 - 07 Nov 2014

Enhancement week

Enhancement week, Ravensbourne's alternative to Reading week, is a new addition to your timetable and there will be lots of learning that you can benefit from: industry-based activities, short courses, special course-based activities, social activities. 

Key dates

  • 3 - 7 November: Enhancement week
  • Wednesday 5 November:  Student Services day - below is a comprehensive list of the opportunities available.
  • Thursday 6 November: Staff will email timetables of what they have planned for their own group.
  • Friday 7 November: Students' Union day

Please note: Your course team will inform you about course-level activities and these will also appear in your Celcat timetable.


Student Services day activities

Date

Start time

Workshop

What is it?

Delivered By

Duration
(hours)

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5 Nov

11am

'Share your potential workshop'

An engaging workshop that will: support progression into work; identify personal strengths and skills; identify potential barriers to success and how to overcome them; practice and enhance communication skills to enable a confident and clear response.

Barley and Belle

 2

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5 Nov

11am

‘Got a challenge? – find a creative solution!’

Kevin Byron will work with you to identify a challenge you face in your work.. This can be any challenge, large or small..

You will explore a ‘Creative Problem Solving’ process to meet these challenges by finding new ideas in new ways!

This process and can be applied to a wide range of challenges from finding a new business idea, to marketing yourself more effectively to industry. Finally, you will look at new tools and techniques that can be applied after the workshop to progress your work and find success whether it be in freelance work or a paid job.

Kevin Byron 

2

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5 Nov

11am

Voice coaching

The modern world is a very demanding place.  We need to be flexible, creative and confident and put our ideas across clearly and simply. This workshop will develop your personal and individual skills; you will enjoy learning simple techniques to produce your voice and overcome your nerves. 

Elaine Loundon

 

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5 Nov

2pm

Voice coaching

Repeat of 11am session

 

Elaine Loundon

 2

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5 Nov

11am

The phone is your friend' 

Too many students have a fear of phoning companies for anything, instead always relying on email. Deals with preparing to call, practice and handling rejection.

 

Ruth Henry

 2

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5 Nov

2pm

The phone is your friend' 

Repeat of 11am session

 

Ruth Henry

 2

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5 Nov

11am

Student Money Management & Financial Capability

Join us for a one hour sprint through money. No jargon, no nonsense and no more running out of money before running out of month. Just essential and practical skills for an epic future.

 

Black Bullion

 1

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5 Nov

2pm

Student Money Management & Financial Capability

Repeat of 11am session

 

Black Bullion

 1

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5 Nov

1pm

Mental Health Wellbeing Toolkit

Encouraging students to have the necessary self awareness to stay in good mental health throughout their course. 

Miriam Marchi

 

 1

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5 Nov

3pm

Mental Health Wellbeing Toolkit

Repeat of 1pm session

 

Miriam Marchi

 1

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5 Nov

3pm

Mindfulness - Dyslexia Awareness

Mindfulness can help reduce stress and improve concentration. Mindfulness can be particularly useful for neuro-diverse students.

Find out more in this introductory workshop with Personal Development and Leadership Coach Judi Stewart. 

 

Judi Stewart

 1

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5 Nov

12pm

Student Services Event

Bafta Gurus, Fashionable Skint, Black Bullion, Study Skills Advice, Careers Drop-in, Rave Shorts Promotion, Happiness Igloo, Student Union, Linked-in photobooth, Free Refreshments, Fun photobooth, Competitions, Games and Freebies.

 

Student Services

 1.5

No need to signup - just come along to Level 4

5 Nov

11am

Fashionably Skint: How to start your own start-up

Fashionably Skint is a newly invested fashion tech startup with plans to launch a unique online clothes swapping service. Amanda Barker, founder of Fashionably Skint, will talk about her startup journey including the highs and lows of a startup's life. She will focus primarily on all the skills and knowledge required to survive in the creative business world.

Fashionably Skint

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5 Nov

2pm

Interning in the United States

Internships versus work placement - what are the differences? What to expect when you work in the states..work hours, attitude, American environment. This is your essential guide to working as a designer in America!

Sarah Brennand

1

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5 Nov

4pm

‘What’s mentoring all about?’

This is a one hour session which will tell you everything you need to know about the Ravensbourne Vital Ideas Mentoring Scheme.  The session will cover: What is mentoring?;  How will mentoring help me?;  What kind of things get talked about in a session?.  There will also be an opportunity to practice some mentoring skills.

Natasha Maw

1

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