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Get Ahead and High Flyers

If you're a final-year student looking to get noticed by employers, we strongly recommend you join Get Ahead or High Flyers, our extra-curricular programmes for students who want to upskill.

Both Get Ahead (for third year undergraduates) and High Flyers (for postgraduates) consist of 14 interactive group workshops, designed to help you learn the skills you need to thrive in the world of work. Sessions are hosted by specialist staff and inspiring figures from industry, and you can attend as many or as few workshops as you want to.

Sessions will cover topics such as networking, critical thinking, self-employment, and personal branding. If you attend a set number of workshops, you'll receive a certificate, a great addition to your CV.

If preferred, you can also undertake other forms of learning and development to achieve a certificate, including volunteering with a charity of your choice, or completing online courses using our free memberships to LinkedIn Learning and sigma.

Student testimonials

The Get Ahead programme boosted my confidence in public speaking, which really helped me to stand out as a candidate during job interviews.

Farrah Noor, Global Business Management BA

The Get Ahead programme set a higher standard to my Coventry University London experience, and helped me gain invaluable skills for my career.

Nadiya Shah, International Finance and Accounting BA

All of the High Flyers candidates formed a great bond and we had so much fun while learning and developing together.

Crystal Reid, International Human Resource Management MBA

To find out more about Get Ahead or High Flyers, get in touch with our friendly Library and Learning Skills team.

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