The co-curricular team (SCOPE) hosted 35 non-assessed student events during the month of February. Over 700 students attended the virtual sessions ranging from guest speaker events to wellbeing and mental health workshops.
Kicking the month off, students were invited to two one-hour personal and professional development masterclasses focusing on presentation skills, body language, and handling nerves, as well as a three-hour Saturday masterclass on storytelling for business and interviews.
Essential Math’s for Academic Purposes ran three workshops and student feedback has been excellent, with one student saying that the “teaching quality was excellent! The teacher is amazing about the way in delivering concepts and notions, it makes it easier to learn something you think is rather difficult to understand.”
We also had three Careers and Employability webinars focusing on employability skills and ways to maximise your career opportunities. One student commented “very useful information! I am amazed again at how many options Regent College has prepared for us!”
There were four Transpersonal Psychology Workshops with Professor Oluwafemi Emmanuel Esan. Student feedback again was very positive, with a student commenting on how helpful the workshops are – “great lessons! Dr. Femi is wonderful! Transpersonal psychology must be a mandatory class! Very important knowledge for everyone, especially for health and social workers!”
Raksha Dave – TV presenter and Archaeologist
In addition to the monthly workshops, the SCOPE team organise a weekly Guest Speaker Series throughout the month, one of which featured TV Presenter and Archaeologist Raksha Dave. Raksha spoke about why Archaeology is still relevant to our present and our future, what Space Archaeology is, and how Archaeology can help build communities.
In addition to hosting career and SCOPE events, the team also invited students along to four wellbeing workshops to help promote the importance of the topic. Topics during the month included self-care; mindfulness; procrastination; and stress. One student said: “I think the wellbeing workshop is the best workshop on the SCOPE because it teaches us how to cope with life’s difficulties and how to improve our self-care.”
Penultimately, there were three Academic Skills webinars with topics on sources, reading strategies, and referencing. These webinars are often very popular with students, with one student commenting: “Always useful, I’m always learning something new.”
And lastly, students had the opportunity to join the weekly fitness and yoga sessions, in addition to The Thinking into Character Study Circle where we explore the themes and ideas that stem from the teaching.
For the annual Apprenticeships Week in February, the careers team held six employer talks across the week. Students had the chance to learn more about apprenticeships as a pathway to employment across industries such as, engineering, technology, food manufacturing and banking. Over 288 students joined the virtual events across the week.
There are plenty more events planned for March, with National Careers Week taking center stage at the start of the month. During 7TH-11TH March, students can expect to attend a plethora of guest speaker sessions ranging from different industries and sectors.