Training & Courses


Below are the current training opportunities that we have available at the Students’ Union. Please note that these will frequently change throughout the year!

We would always advise you to attend a training session that is relevant to your career aspirations or current studies. If nothing below takes your fancy, the Graduate Recruitment Team regularly host various employability workshops, which could count towards your GSCV award! Please call 0208 331 8810, or email graduaterecruitment@gre.ac.uk for further details on these sessions.

Another alternative would be to complete a training course on Future Learn, who offer free online training courses to help boost your CV!

If you can find your own training session to attend, that is linked to your employability, we are always happy to accept that as part of your GSCV award. Please note that evidence for attendance/completion of your own training sessions may be required before you receive your GSCV award, so make sure you keep a copy of it safe! You can log your own training session by clicking on the button below . 

Log training


14 Oct 2021 to 21 Apr 2022
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Planning your Student Group year GSUKeen to host events or run campaigns throughout the year but need some inspiration or tools on how to best organise it? Look no further.Thu 14 Oct 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 14 Oct Please log in to book your place.
Race-ing Awareness: An EDI workshop on race within and beyond university GSUIn this session, we welcome the EDI Specialist Tzeitel Degiovanni to speak on best practice for inclusivity in student groups that recognises systemic racism.Thu 14 Oct 16:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom00:00 on 07 Oct Please log in to book your place.
Utilizing the marketing team at GSU GSUWant to market your student group or spread the word about a big event coming up? This event will teach you all you need to know about utilising the marketing team at GSU.Thu 21 Oct 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 21 Oct Please log in to book your place.
Diversity and Equity in Student Groups GSUIn this session, we welcome the EDI Specialist Tzeitel Degiovanni to speak on best practice for inclusivity in student groups.Mon 01 Nov 14:001 hrOnline00:00 on 01 Nov Please log in to book your place.
Checking in with yourself and your mates: A mental health workshop GSUAt this point in the year, we know it can be tough and strenuous on your mental health. In this session, we have invited Neuro Headway to give the tools you need to check in with your own mental health, as well as your friends’.Mon 15 Nov 14:001 hrOnline00:00 on 15 Nov Please log in to book your place.
Fundraising 101 GSUWant to give back to your local community, support your favourite charity, or just build up your student group funds? This session will give you everything you need to improve your fundraising skills.Thu 20 Jan 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 20 Jan Please log in to book your place.
Student Group Elections 101 GSUStudent Group elections are slowly approaching, and we want to help you host your elections. Everything from nominations, to voting and committee handovers will be covered in this easy Student Group Elections session.Thu 27 Jan 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 27 Jan Please log in to book your place.
Public Speaking part 1 GSUFeel nervous preparing for that presentation? Or maybe you are considering running in the GSU elections? Regardless of reason, we invite you to join this session to explore and develop your public speaking skills.Thu 03 Feb 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 03 Feb Please log in to book your place.
Facilitating group discussion GSUThis is a great opportunity to, as a committee, learn tips and tricks on how to work better together and resolve conflicts before they turn bad.Thu 10 Feb 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom00:00 on 10 Feb Please log in to book your place.
Diversity and Equity in Student Groups GSUIn this session, we will cover all things diversity and equity for your student group. Drawing on theories, ethics, and experience, we will give you with all the tools and knowledge you need to become a more inclusive student group! This session will count towards the Rewards and Recognition Scheme and its specialist badge.Wed 02 Mar 14:001 hrOnline00:00 on 02 Mar Please log in to book your place.
Recognising yourself as a leader GSUIn this training session, we will be exploring different leadership styles and how to best utilise your skills to become a better leader.Thu 03 Mar 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 03 Mar Please log in to book your place.
Imposter Syndrome Workshop GSUIn this session, Vice-Chancellor Jane Harrington will lead a workshop on imposter syndrome in higher education.Thu 24 Mar 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom12:00 on 21 Mar Please log in to book your place.
Public Speaking part 2 GSUFeel nervous preparing for that presentation? Or maybe you are considering running in the GSU elections? Regardless of reason, we invite you to join this session to explore and develop your public speaking skills.Thu 31 Mar 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 31 Mar Please log in to book your place.
Feedback styles 101 GSUIn preparation for student group committee handovers, we will run you through what the best formats of feedback are, how do you best communicate it, and how to leave the next committee with all the knowledge they will need for the next academic year.Thu 07 Apr 14:001 hrDreadnought Boardroom & Online00:00 on 07 Apr Please log in to book your place.
Design Software and Programs 101 GSUIn this session, we will take you through how to effectively utilise design software and programs as a beginner.Thu 21 Apr 14:001 hrOnline00:00 on 21 Apr Please log in to book your place.