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Transferable skills are skills gained through any activity (employment, study, volunteering, sports etc) that can be used across a wide range of jobs and experiences. These skills include teamwork, communication, languages, initiative, commercial awareness and problem solving.

As well as the professionally-relevant skills you'll develop on your course, graduate employers look for these transferable skills when recruiting.

At Aston we offer plenty of opportunity to develop your transferable skills, and often have fun whilst your doing so!

  • Learn a language - study French, German, Mandarin or Spanish alongside your course

  • Free training courses - our Learning Development Centre offers free courses in maths, time management, presentation skills and more

  • Volunteer - make a difference to the community whilst gaining important transferable skills

  • Be a mentor - guide and support a fellow student or a school pupil in the local community

  • Get involved in a student society or sports team 

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