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posted by Tessa Webb on Thursday, 30 October 2014

The NCUB has asked me to write another blog to help undergraduates get ready for the workplace.

The National Centre for Universities and Business has commissioned me to write about student employability.

Claire, the owner of Two Ducks (a lovely company selling beautiful British gifts) has inspired me to write this blog. On returning from the New Des


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full list of activities used

Students learning how to do a profit/loss forecast based on a case study scenario

Acitivities used:

Your world: where do you fit? Drawing exercise

Individual questionnaires for reflection and planning your future

Mind mapping throughout the course

Card sorting exercise on assertiveness

Role play on assertiveness

Dealing with rejection: discussion in pairs

SWOT analysis case study business scenarios for small group discussion and presentation

Business plans: card sorting exercise

Product, price, promotion, place case study scenarios for discussion and presentation

Case study for product to public small group discussion and presentation

Selling: students learn to sell quality items and services relevant to their line of interest, e.g. potter's mugs, textile designer's coat, artist's book, one-off scarf, vintage inspired animal doll, art courses

Promoting on a shoe string: students put together a promotional campaign for a chosen item or service

Presentation of their work with constructive feedback

Copyright and patent quiz true or false

Guess the price quiz

Your survival budget: pencil, paper and calculator exercise on their own survival budget

6-month cash flow: pencil, paper and calculator exercise for The Natural Jewellery Company

Profit/loss statements: pencil and paper exercise on a real case study

Role play: negotiation

Survival kit: memory game

Real interview practice: one-to-one interviews for real live jobs

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