Career-ready skills you will build at Wrexham University

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As you may already know, the UK job market is highly competitive. Hence, as you prepare to embark on your university journey, it's crucial to recognise the importance of gaining practical skills that will set you apart from others. At Wrexham University, we understand the significance of bridging theory with practice to equip our students for fulfilling careers. According to Manpower Group’s Global Talent Shortage Survey, 80% of UK employers are facing difficulties when it comes to recruiting employees with the ‘right’ skills. The top 5 transferable skills that employers report most difficult finding are collaboration and teamwork, accountability and reliability, reasoning and problem-solving, active learning and curiosity, and resilience and adaptability skills. Let’s explore how studying at Wrexham University will equip you with these in-demand skills to pave your way to a rewarding career.


1. Collaboration and Teamwork     

At Wrexham University, we believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork to drive success. Our courses are designed to foster a collaborative learning environment where students work together to solve real-world problems and achieve shared goals. Through engaging group projects, workshops, and hands-on activities, students learn how to collaborate effectively with others, communicate their ideas, and leverage the strengths of their team members. By improving their collaboration and teamwork skills, our students graduate ready to excel in collaborative work environments and make meaningful contributions to their teams.


2. Accountability and Reliability

In addition to academic excellence, employers value candidates who demonstrate accountability and reliability in their work. Wrexham University emphasises the importance of taking ownership of one's responsibilities and delivering results with integrity and professionalism. Through assignments, projects, and experiential learning opportunities, students learn the importance of meeting deadlines, honouring commitments, and taking pride in their work. By creating a culture of accountability and reliability in our university, we prepare our students to thrive in the workplace and earn the trust and respect of their employers.


3. Reasoning and Problem-Solving

In today's complex and fast-paced world, the ability to think critically and solve problems is essential for success. Our courses challenge students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, encouraging them to think critically, analyse information, and develop creative solutions to complex problems. Whether it's through case studies, simulations, or hands-on projects, students gain practical experience in reasoning and problem-solving that prepares them to tackle the challenges they may face in their future careers.


4. Active Learning and Curiosity

At Wrexham University, we foster a culture of active learning and curiosity, where students are encouraged to explore new ideas, ask questions, and seek out opportunities for growth. Our courses go beyond traditional lectures and textbooks, incorporating interactive activities, guest speakers, and experiential learning opportunities that engage students and inspire their curiosity. By embracing a mindset of lifelong learning and curiosity, our students graduate with a thirst for knowledge and a drive to continually expand their skills and expertise throughout their careers.


5. Resilience and Adaptability

In an ever-changing and unpredictable world, resilience and adaptability are essential qualities for success. Our university equips students with the resilience to overcome obstacles and the adaptability to thrive in dynamic environments. Through challenging coursework, placements, and extracurricular activities such as our societies, students learn how to navigate adversity, bounce back from setbacks, and embrace change with confidence and resilience. By developing resilience and adaptability, our students leave university prepared to navigate the uncertainties of their future career, reframing their mindset from seeing setbacks as failure to seeing setbacks as opportunities for growth and development. 


At Wrexham University, our goal is to empower all our students with practical skills that will prepare them for success in their future careers. By offering courses that blend theoretical knowledge with practical application, we ensure that our students graduate with the skills, confidence, and resilience to thrive in today's competitive job market. What’s more, our dedicated Careers and Employability team are on hand to provide our students and graduates with more tailored support and advice should they need it.


Whether it's through collaboration and teamwork, accountability and reliability, reasoning and problem-solving, active learning and curiosity, and/or resilience and adaptability, our students graduate ready to embark on fulfilling careers, with employers that recognise their extensive skillset. 


Join us at Wrexham University to engage in self-discovery, develop your skills, and unlock your potential. Explore our undergraduate courses today!