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GSP Reflective Writing Workshop

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The College of Social Sciences Graduate Skills Programme (GSP)
Reflection tables
Where is it?
- Reflective Writing Workshop -
How do we talk about skills?
Reflection table: Example
Key incident table: Example
Summary paragraph: Example
Personal Development Plan: Example
CAR and skill-based statements
“Could you please tell me about a time when you were required to work in a team whilst at university?”
1. Tell us about a situation where you had to get a team to improve its performance. What were the problems and how did you address them?

2. Describe a situation where you had to change your approach half-way through an assignment or task following new input into the project.

3. Describe a time when you were working under pressure with competing deadlines and it was impossible to meet them all. What was the situation and what did you do?
Adept, competent,
consistent, facilitated,
maximised, exceeded
etc..
Professional self-descriptors
Exceeded goals by... % Improved productivity Substantially improved . . .
by ...%
Solutions-oriented; Results-driven; Well organized; Highly motivated
Power words
Quantitative descriptors
Phrases
How to contact us:
Recap and more information
University of Kent Careers Advisory Service: Job Competencies Database
ePortfolio breakdown
Answering competency based questions: Individual and small group activity
Writing evidence-based skills statements within your ePortfolio

Decide which GSP element you want to work on
Choose a key critical incident where graduate attributes were developed
Formulate a competency-based statement from your own experience using the CAR technique

Skills must be placed in context. You must describe the manner in which it has been demonstrated; and you must also describe the results which its demonstration has produced
Result: what the result was, what you learnt and what you would do differently next time
Context: the environment in which the scenario took place and what you had to do (context).
Action: describe in detail what you did step-by-step and what skills you can demonstrate as a result (action)
CAR Evidence-based skills in context technique (STAR)
eg. “During the junior and senior honours years of my politics degree I designed, researched and completed a 12000 word dissertation”
eg. “which enabled me to develop effective project management skills. I employed Gantt charts to develop a clear and detailed project schedule with a series of specific time-bound goals and deadlines”
eg. “which enabled me to plan my research project, conduct a literature review, collect my research data, analyse and write-up my results, and submit my dissertation on time and to specification. I received a distinction for my work on this dissertation. If I was taking on a project of this size and duration again I would employ Gantt charts from an even earlier stage and ensure the tasks listed in the chart were broken down into sub-tasks to avoid missing some of the lower level details which held up my dissertation project.”
/GSPGlasgow
@GSPGlasgow
1. Tell us about an occasion when you had to communicate complex information. Why did you have to do this and how did you go about it?

2. Give an example of a problem that you have solved that required analysis. What methods did you use and what conclusions did you reach?

3. Describe a time when you were working under pressure with competing deadlines and it was impossible to meet them all. What was the situation and what did you do?
Evidence-based competency statements in online profiles
http://uk.linkedin.com
University of Glasgow Graduate Attributes
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS; EXPERIENCED COLLABORATOR


INVESTIGATIVE; CRITICAL THINKER



ADAPTABLE; EXPERIENCED COLLABORATOR; CONFIDENT
Where you could use
evidence-based
statements:

Summary statement
Experience
Projects
Education
Use of CAR in LinkedIn profiles
http://uk.linkedin.com
Where you could use
evidence-based
statements:

Summary statement
Experience
Projects
Education
Building your professional profile
Professional profile
Professional summary

Academic skills/attributes paragraph
Why you are studying your course, area(s) of interest, key incidents/experiences, skills/attributes developed

Personal (extra-curricular) skills/attributes paragraph
What extra-curricular activities have you been involved in, key incidents/experiences, skills/attributes developed

Transferable (work related) skills/attributes paragraph
What work related activities have you been involved in, key incidents/experiences, skills/attributes developed, future plans/aspirations
Task:
Start your summary statement.

What have you done in the three areas?
Make a bullet point list for each of the academic, personal (extra-curricular) and transferable (work-related) experiences and skills.
Weekly Workshops
4-5pm in ASRF Seminar Room (109)
66 Oakfield Avenue
-ePortfolio deadline-
For students attending in semester 2, the submission dates are as follows:
First draft for formative feedback – 27th March
Final draft for assessment – 10th April


Every Monday
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